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Fenofibrate (Generic Tricor)
What Is Fenofibrate?
Fenofibrate is a form of oral medication typically used to manage high cholesterol levels in the blood. It belongs to a class of medication known as fibrates, which also includes Clofibrate and Gemfibrozil.
There are many different brand names for Fenofibrate that you may recognize, such as Antara, Fenoglide, Lipofen, Tricor, and Triglide.
Fenofibrate comes in various forms, though it is typically prescribed as an oral tablet or capsule.
How Does Fenofibrate Work?
Fenofibrate works by lowering your liver’s production of enzymes that break down
specific types of fat in your blood, such as LDL, Cholesterol, and Triglycerides. As a result, this medication is an effective way to lower your body’s cholesterol, ensuring that it remains at a healthy level that will not interfere with your well-being.
What Is Fenofibrate Used For?
As mentioned above, fenofibrate is often used to combat high cholesterol levels in the bloodstream. However, it is often used in conjunction with other medications and lifestyle changes.
Common conditions treated through Fenobriate include:
- Dyslipidemia in Diabetes
What Are the Side Effects of Fenofibrate?
The most common side effects of Fenofibrate include:
- Abdominal pain/cramping
The above side effects are typically mild and will likely go away in time as your body begins to adjust to this medication. However, if the symptoms persist, you should reach out to a healthcare provider.
More serious side effects may include:
- Unexplained fatigue/weakness
- Unexplained bleeding/bruising
- Respiratory issues
- Chest pain
- Changes to urine
- Muscle cramps/stiffness
If you notice any of the above symptoms, reach out to your healthcare provider right away in order to determine your next course of action. If you are dealing with respiratory issues or chest pain, you must seek immediate medical attention.
How to Take Fenofibrate?
Your doctor or pharmacist will likely provide you with specific instructions on how you should take Fenofibrate. As such, you must follow their guidance as closely as possible, as this will allow you to reap the benefits of this medication.
If you are taking any other forms of medication, be sure to discuss this with your doctor ahead of time to ensure that the mixture of medications will not counteract each other.
Depending upon the specific brand of Fenofibrate you have been prescribed, you may be encouraged to take this medication with food or without. Check the instructions carefully to ensure that you are administering it correctly.
It is typically advised that users working to treat high cholesterol also work to improve their lifestyle when taking this medication. For example, you should also try to build upon your current exercise routine. This once again will allow for better results.
Once your prescription has ended, reach out to a healthcare provider to discuss your next options. Sometimes, they may prescribe an additional course of Fenofibrate, depending upon the severity of your condition.
For more detailed information about Fenofibrate, you can refer to the following sources:
- Tricor (fenofibrate) prescription label, Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- Fenofibrate, Drugs.com.
- Fenofibrate, MedlinePlus
- Fenofibrate, U.S. National Library of Medicine.
The content on this page has been medically reviewed for accuracy and comprehensiveness by Amy Dougherty, FNP-BC, AGAC
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Frequently asked questions
What to Avoid While Taking Fenofibrate?
When taking Fenofibrate you should avoid the following:
- Alcohol – Drinking can raise triglyceride levels which might counteract the medicine’s benefits and increase your risk of liver damage.
- Eating foods high in fat or cholesterol – Eating such foods will decrease the effectiveness of the drug.
- Liver stressors – Avoid strenuous activities and certain over-the-counter medications and supplements.
The above list is by no means comprehensive, so be sure to speak with your healthcare provider about potential drug interactions, foods, or activities that you should avoid.
How Long Does It Take for Fenofibrate to Work?
It typically takes around a week for the levels of fat in the blood to start to stabilize and a few weeks to start seeing effects on your cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
What Is the Typical Dosage for Fenofibrate?
The typical dosage for Fenofibrate will generally be around 48 to 145 mg per day. The exact dosage will vary based on your diet, weight, level of physical activity, diagnosis, and several other factors. Speak with a doctor to determine what dosage is right for you.
Can You Get Fenofibrate Over-The-Counter (OTC)?
No, at this time Fenofibrate is only available with a prescription from a licensed doctor or healthcare provider. Speak to them about whether this drug is right for you.
Can I Get Fenofibrate Online?
Yes, you can get a prescription for Fenofibrate from an online doctor. With DrHouse you can start an online video consultation with a doctor any time of day and get a prescription for Fenofibrate if it is right for you.
How Do I Get an Online Prescription for Fenofibrate?
With DrHouse, you can get an online prescription for Fenofibrate quickly and easily. All you need to do is sign up and download our app. From there you can start a video consultation with one of our doctors. They will assess your condition and determine whether Fenofibrate is right for you. If it is, they can then write you an online prescription and you can have it filled at your local pharmacy.
How Long Does It Take To Get a Prescription for Fenofibrate?
With DrHouse, you can get an online prescription for Fenofibrate in as little as 20 minutes. The consultation process is simple and straightforward, so you don’t have to worry about unnecessary delays.
So if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get an online prescription for Fenofibrate without having to leave your home, look no further than DrHouse. We have experienced doctors who can provide you with the treatment and advice that you need.
What Is DrHouse’s Prescription Refill Policy?
Our clinicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription for any previously prescribed medications, that are not classified as controlled substances. They use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.
In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions. For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year.
What other medications are commonly prescribed for treating high cholesterol?
Other medications that can be used for treating high cholesterol include:
- Atorvastatin (Lipitor)
- Colestipol (Colestid)
- Ezetimibe (Zetia)
- Alirocumab (Praluent)
- Gemfibrozil (Lopid)
- Evolocumab (Repatha)
- Lovastatin (Mevacor)
- Niacin (Niaspan)
- Pravastatin (Pravachol)
- Simvastatin (Zocor)
- Rosuvastatin (Crestor)
The list above is not exhaustive, and there may be other medications that your doctor may prescribe depending on your individual medical history and symptoms.