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Fenofibrate : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol


Interaction of Fenofibrate with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.

Fenofibrate Interactions with Food and Herbs

Grapefruit Juice:The interaction of grapefruit juice with fenofibrate increases the concentration of the drug in the blood stream which may lead to unwanted side effects of the drug.

Fenofibrate Interactions with Alcohol

Consuming alcohol while taking fenofibrate can result in liver damage. Therefore avoid the combination of alcohol with fenofibrate.
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How to Take the Medication -

Fenofibrate comes in the form of a tablet, a capsule and an extended release tablet. You may take it once a day in a dose of 50 mg to 150 mg preferably with food to reduce the gastrointestinal upset. Follow the instructions exactly as given on the prescription label. Stick to the recommended dose and do not skip a dose. If you forget, take it as soon as you remember. But don't double the dose to make up the forgotten dose. Do not stop the medicine without consulting your doctor.
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