Fenofibrate is an active component, which is a Peroxisome Proliferator Receptor Alpha Agonist. This active ingredient is as a Peroxisome Proliferator-activated Receptor alpha Agonist and a fabric acid derivative used in the therapy of hypertriglyceridemia and dyslipidemia. The therapy with this component is associated with mild and transient serum aminotransferase elevations.
Class of Drugs – Fibrates
Molecular Formula – C20H21ClO4
Molecular Weight - 360.8 g/mol
Working: The mentioned active component acts by increasing the natural substance or enzyme that breaks down fats in the blood. This component belongs to a group of drugs known as "fibrates." Due to lowering triglycerides in people with very high triglyceride blood levels may minimize the risk of pancreas disease. It might not lower the risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Uses: This active ingredient is approved for the treatment of Primary Hypercholesterolemia or Mixed Dy's lipidemia. It is also indicated to treat Severe Hypertriglyceridemia; it improves glycemic control in diabetic people showing fasting chylomicronemia will usually obviate the need for pharmacologic intervention.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This mentioned active component is suitable for the treatment of high cholesterol. Fenofibrate is available in popular brands like follows:
- Tricor: 48 mg, 67 mg, and 200 mg
- Lipofen: 48 mg, 67 mg, and 200 mg
- Lofibra: 48 mg, 67 mg, and 200 mg
- Triglide: 48 mg, 67 mg, and 200 mg
It is advisable to follow the diet recommended by the doctor.