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Medications and Drugs

Brand Names: Antara, Fenoglide, Lipofen, Lofibra, TriCor, Triglide

Generic Name: fenofibrate (Pronunciation: FEN oh FYE brate)

What is fenofibrate (Antara, Fenoglide, Lipofen, Lofibra, TriCor, Triglide)?

Fenofibrate helps reduce cholesterol and triglycerides (fatty acids) in the blood. High levels of these types of fat in the blood are associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis (clogged arteries).

Fenofibrate is used to treat high cholesterol and high triglyceride levels.

Fenofibrate may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Fenofibrate 134 mg-GLO

white, imprinted with G 0522

Fenofibrate 160 mg-GLO

oblong, white, imprinted with G352

Fenofibrate 200 mg-GLO

orange, imprinted with G0533

Fenofibrate 54 mg-GLO

oval, yellow, imprinted with G, 351

Fenofibrate 67 mg-GLO

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Tricor 145 mg

oblong, white, imprinted with a, FO

Tricor 160 mg

oblong, white, imprinted with a, TC

Tricor 200 mg

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Tricor 48 mg

oblong, yellow, imprinted with a, FI

Tricor 54 mg

oblong, yellow, imprinted with a, TA

What are the possible side effects of fenofibrate?

Fenofibrate has been associated with a rare but serious side effect of the muscles. Contact your doctor at once if you have unusual muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if accompanied by fever or flu-like feeling.

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using fenofibrate and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • severe stomach pain;
  • nausea, vomiting;
  • unusual weakness; or
  • fever.

Less serious side effects may include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about fenofibrate?

Fenofibrate is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.

Avoid drinking alcohol while taking fenofibrate. Alcohol can raise triglyceride levels, and may also damage your liver while you are taking fenofibrate.

Fenofibrate has been associated with a rare but serious side effect of the muscles. Contact your doctor at once if you have unusual muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if accompanied by fever or flu-like feeling.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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