WHAT IS LIPIDIL (FINOFIBRATE)?
Fenofibrate is a fibrate that activates peroxisome proliferator activated receptor alpha (PPARα) to alter lipid metabolism and treat primary hypercholesterolemia, mixed dyslipidemia, and severe hypertriglyceridemia.8,11,12 Fenofibrate requires once daily dosing and has a half life of 19-27 hours so its duration of action is long.3,11,12 Fenofibrate tablet are given at a dose of 50-150mg daily so the therapeutic index is wide.12 Patients should be counselled about the risk of rhabdomyolysis, myopathy, and cholelithiasis when taking fibrates.
USE OF LIPIDIL (FINOFIBRATE)
LIPIDIL is used to help regulate cholesterol and triglycerides which are fat-like substances in the blood. Cholesterol is present in many foods and is also made in your body by the liver.
HOW SHOULD I USE THIS MEDICATION?
The usual adult dose of fenofibrate (crystals) is 145 mg once daily taken with or without food. The maximum recommended dose is 145 mg daily.
For seniors or people with reduced kidney function, the starting dose is 48 mg once daily with or without food. Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the tablet.
WHAT SIDE EFFECTS ARE POSSIBLE WITH THIS MEDICATION?
Along with its needed effects, fenofibrate (the active ingredient contained in Lipidil EZ) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention. Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking fenofibrate:
If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Different brands of this medication have different storage needs. Check the product package for instructions on how to store your brand, or ask your pharmacist. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
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