Fenofibric Acid - Drug Information

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General Information on Fenofibric Acid

Generic Name : Fenofibric Acid

Pronunciation : FEN-oh-FYE-bric AS-id

Latest prescription information about Fenofibric Acid. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y52.6 | Therapeutic Classification : Antilipemics

Why is Fenofibric Acid Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is used to reduce the cholesterol in patients with obesity problem. It is a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (statin). It slows the production of cholesterol in the body. 

When should Fenofibric Acid not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity, liver or severe kidney dysfunction.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Fenofibric Acid?

PO- The recommended dose is 48-145 mg/day.

How should Fenofibric Acid be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, once daily, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Fenofibric Acid?

Caution needed in patients with history of preexisting gallbladder disease, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Follow the diet, exercise and weight loss program given to you by your healthcare provider.
Do not take more than the recommended dose without checking with your doctor.
Monitor liver function test (LFT) before starting therapy and at 12 week after starting and periodically thereafter.
Patient may develop with increased risk of muscular disease, kidney failure, kidney stones, gallbladder stones, and inflammation of pancreas. If it is so stop this medication.

What are the side effects of Fenofibric Acid?

  Gastrointestinal: Inflammation of the lining of the stomach, abdominal pain, Constipation, flatulence, upset stomach, nausea and diarrhea.
  Central Nervous System: Difficulty in sleeping, lack of energy and headache.
  Musculoskeletal: Back pain, leg pain, joint pain, burning feet, and body ache, muscle pain, (rhabdomyolysis).
  Respiratory: Breathing problem and runny nose.
  Miscellaneous: Abnormal liver function and numbness in legs and paradoxical decreases in HDL level.

What are the other precautions for Fenofibric Acid?

Consultation with your doctor needed in the following conditions:muscle pain, tenderness or weakness.

What are the storage conditions of Fenofibric Acid?

Store at 25C. Store it in an airtight container and keep away from children.

♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA

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