Fenofibrate

FDA Approved: * May 13, 2005
Pharm Company: * TEVA
Category: Cholesterol

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Fenofibrate Overview

Fenofibrate, marketed as Tricor and under several other brand names, is a drug of the fibrate class. It is mainly used to reduce cholesterol levels in people at risk of cardiovascular disease. Like other fibrates, it reduces both low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) levels, as well as increasing high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels and reducing triglyceride levels.[1] It is used alone or along with statins in the treatment of hypercholesterol...

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Tricor / Fenofibrate is ruining my life! Severe neck, back, shoulder blade and arm pain!

Two weeks after starting Tricor, I started developing muscle stiffness that within two more weeks was so severe, I was only sleeping a couple hours a night because the pain kept me up. I went to the Dr and she said keep taking the tricor -she prescribed muscle relaxers and an NSAID pain med. They said maybe it was bad posture, and caused by working at a computer. They also suggested physical therapy. Neither helped. Two days later I went to a Chiropractor, with no relief. The next week I was calling her office again, after waiting in pain a couple days, she prescribed another kind of muscle relaxer and NSAID for pain, and again said to go to physical therapy. The medicin did nothing at all, and again I was so severly in pain, I felt as if someone was trying to rip my arms from my should...

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White oval pill fen 160 apo

I have an oval white "fen 160 apo" pill. What does it do and what is it for? ## This tablet is manufactured by Apotex Canada and contains 160mgs of Fenofibrate, which is most commonly used to help lower cholesterol levels. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and joint/muscle aches. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Fenofibrate Side Effects

muscles pains and heavy tiredness, and low level of oxygen in the blood. ## Fenofibrate is most commonly used to help lower cholesterol and yes, those can be common side effects of most of these types of medications. Learn more Fenofibrate details here. You should talk to your doctor, as it may not be the right medication for you and you may need to try something else. How long have you been taking it? ## I took it for only 20 days, I was to take it for one month, but I had to go to Kailash Mansarovar journey on 16th July & while climbing even the common stairs I was getting heavy tiredness and pain in the back & muscles so I asked my doctor, he told me to stop taking it. But I had to face its worst side effects while on high altitude on the way to Kailash mansarovar via Tibet/c...

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Muscle or joint pain

I have been using fenofibrate for about 4 months. About that same time I started having sharp pain in my left hip area. I thought it might be a hip problem but it seems to be more like a muscle in the top of my buttocks to my very lower back. At times it seems to be more pronounced in the front side like my upper groin area. Sometime the pain lessens some if I am doing more physical activities during the day like mowing the lawn and working around the garden. I have also just in the last couple of days been having severe soreness in my right shoulder deltoid area. I just saw that the fenofibrate can cause some muscle aches. I stopped taking it a few days ago (my Dr.told me to anyway when the last prescription ran out) My question is if these are side effects from the fenofibrate how lon...

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Mylan Fenofibrate 134mg Formula Change?

I have been taking Fenofibrate 134mg for almost 7 years now. I have hereditary high Triglycerides. Mine was 633 the first blood test in 2010 and then the second one was 408. Doctor started me on Fenofibrate and my Triglycerides have been at 97 - 200 ever since. Until now. The price for me has been $132 for 90 pills. Then starting this year it went to $90, then $60, and then $12. Took a blood test last week and my Triglycerides are back up to 401 like the pill is no longer working. The brand is Mylan. Did they change the chemical make up or what is going on? ## It is normal for our bodies to get used to any medication we take in a certain dosage for a long period of time, so eventually, we build up a tolerance, and it stops working as well for us. Thus, it is likely that you may require ...

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Fenofibrate. Do NOT

It can quickly raise kidney levels. It can destroy them. I took it four months and thankfully after having it a month I got lab for cancer follow up. They said see a kidney Dr. Found out this drug soared my levels. I stopped at once. It could have done permanat damage and death. Did not feel any thing happening. ## Hello, Amy, how are you? Yes, this medication is reported by the FDA as possibly causing kidney problems, including acute failure and abnormal kidney function. Are you on any other medications? ## I have also problem my cretnine lecel is incresed up to 1.8 now i am to much worried How it will be down ## I have been on it for 3 months. I'M having blood in my urine and bladder pain. Could this be doing it. Will call doctor.

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fenofibrate withdrawal symptoms

I believe my creatinine level has gone from 1.5 to 1.7 in about 15 days and 2.5 in another 15 days. As a result of this I have stopped stanlip (fenofibrate) suddenly. Please advise. ## I ran out of fenofibrate 160 mg tab about a week ago. I have been very shakey, bad headache, dizziness, nausea. Is this from withdrawal?

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Fenofibrate 160mg side effects / abdominal pain

I have been taking fenofibrate 160mg for almost a year now and I have severe abdominal pain so bad I had to be submitted into the ER and they couldn`t find anything wrong with me. So now I am going to stop taking and don`t care what my doctor says, if the pain goes away I will notify the FDA about this. I did a process of elimination on all my meds and this is the last one on my list. I will keep you all informed. ## Hello, Doug! How are you? Abdominal/stomach pain is a reported possible side effect of Fenofibrate, it is listed in the drug information. Have you tried any of the statin drugs? ## Did you go off of the fenofibrate and did your abdominal pain stop. I was switched to It 4 months ago and have just figured out that it has been the problem with me, causing severe bloating, gas,...

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Fenofibrate 100mg

I was prescribed this medicine on May 25 started taking it and noticed severe muscle pain in legs and hips and very tired I asked a pharmacist and he said stop taking it so I weened my self off by June 13 and the muscle pain and fatigue is still with me. Doctor said to take aleve 2 times a day tried for a few days but doesn't work ! Did this medicine give me permanent muscle damage or how long can this pain and fatigue last its now July 27 ## Hello, Lynn! How are you? No, side effects would not normally linger more than a week, or two, after stopping the medication, according to the NIH. Are you on any other mediations? What diagnosed medical conditions do you have? There are many medications and health conditions that can cause such issues. Have you informed your doctor that the Al...

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high cholesterol medication

Need list of medication for high cholesterol ## Are there non statin Meds for high cholesterol ? ## Yes, there are a couple of non-statin options, including Fenofibrate and Gemfibrozil. Unfortunately, they typically cause the same side effects, as reported by the FDA, which may include nausea, dizziness, headache and joint/muscle aches. However, it is worth trying one, if you aren't tolerant of statins. Is there anything else I can help with? ## My triglyceride level is 308 HDL is 38 HDL is 73.40 VLDL is 61.61 Which medicine should I take for treatment, which causes little to no side effects?

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Fenofibrate
  • Capsule: 100mg, 130mg, 134mg, 150mg, 200mg, 30mg, 43mg, 50mg, 67mg, 87mg, 90mg
  • Tablet: 107mg, 120mg, 145mg, 160mg, 40mg, 48mg, 50mg, 54mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Fenofibrate: (216 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0093-2060 Fenofibrate 145 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-2061 Fenofibrate 48 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7755 Fenofibrate 48 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7756 Fenofibrate 145 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0115-0511 Fenofibrate 67 mg Oral Capsule by Global Pharmaceuticals, Division of Impax Laboratories Inc.
  • 0115-0522 Fenofibrate 134 mg Oral Capsule by Global Pharmaceuticals, Division of Impax Laboratories Inc.
  • 0115-0533 Fenofibrate 200 mg Oral Capsule by Global Pharmaceuticals, Division of Impax Laboratories Inc.
  • 0115-1522 Fenofibrate 40 mg Oral Tablet by Global Pharmaceuticals, Division of Impax Laboratories Inc.
  • 0115-1523 Fenofibrate 120 mg Oral Tablet by Global Pharmaceuticals, Division of Impax Laboratories Inc.
  • 0115-5511 Fenofibrate 54 mg Oral Tablet by Global Pharmaceuticals, Division of Impax Laboratories Inc.
  • 0115-5522 Fenofibrate 160 mg Oral Tablet by Global Pharmaceuticals, Division of Impax Laboratories Inc.
  • 0179-0091 Fenofibrate 160 mg Oral Tablet by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0179-0103 Fenofibrate 54 mg Oral Tablet by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0378-3065 Fenofibrate 48 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-3066 Fenofibrate 145 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-4390 Fenofibrate 40 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-4391 Fenofibrate 120 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-6088 Fenofibrate 43 mg Oral Capsule by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-6089 Fenofibrate 130 mg Oral Capsule by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-7100 Fenofibrate 54 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 196 more results ...

Other drugs which contain Fenofibrate or a similar ingredient: (8 results)

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Fenofibrate Side Effects
muscles pains and heavy tiredness, and low level of oxygen in the blood. ## Fenofibrate is most commonly used to help lo... 9 replies
Fenofibrate 160mg side effects / abdominal pain
I have been taking fenofibrate 160mg for almost a year now and I have severe abdominal pain so bad I had to be submitted... 5 replies
Fenofibrate 100mg
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Fenofibrate. Do NOT
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Fenofibrate, weakness
I started taking Fenofibrate 17 days ago. Every since then I have been in bed weak, nauseous, shaking, sudden onset of h... 3 replies
fenofibrate side effects that have not gone away
Very fatigued, ABD pain and nausea. MD did blood work to check liver enzymes, BMP, Amylase, Lipase. Ultra sound complete... 2 replies
fenofibrate 160 gms and cough.
I have been on this drug for Hypercholesterolaemia on and off for a couple of years but each time I have a constant ches... 2 replies
Fenofibrate for life
If you are on fenofibrate, do you have to be on it all your life? ## Not necessarily! Some people do manage to lower the... 2 replies
Fenofibrate
I am on fenofibrate 54 mg 1x a day my dr wants me to increase to a larger dose can this be taken 2 x a day until I use u... 2 replies
Fenofibrate Tablets
can feofibrates increase my appetite? I find I am always hungry even just after eating. I had a few days when I was late... 2 replies






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