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Lipofen (Fenofibrate Micro) (NOT = Tricor)

Also Known as Lipidil Micro

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Description

Your doctor may prescribe Lipofen for the treatment of high cholesterol. It should be used in addition to a healthy diet and exercise plan. In most people, it should also be used along with medications called HMG-CoA Reductase inhibitors (statins).

Lipofen works by attaching to the nuclear transcription factor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-activated receptor-alpha (PPAR-alpha). Attaching to this protein helps to regulate the synthesis of certain types of cholesterol.

Directions

The usual dosage is 50-150 mg by mouth once daily with meals.

Ingredients

The active ingredient in Lipofen is fenofibrate.

Interactions

Lipofen has potential drug-drug interactions, which include:

  • Acipimox
  • Bile Acid Sequestrants
  • Ciprofibrate
  • Colchicine
  • CycloSPORINE
  • Ezetimibe
  • Fosphenytoin-Phenytoin
  • HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
  • Raltegravir
  • Sulfonylureas
  • Tacrolimus
  • Vitamin K Antagonists
  • Warfarin

Cautions

Tell your doctor if you have a history of gastrointestinal issues like cholelithiasis or gallbladder stones.

Lipofen may paradoxically increase your HDL cholesterol within the first two weeks of starting this medication.

Tell your doctor if you have a history of blood disorders or pancreatitis.

The use of fenofibrate has been associated with an increased risk of blood clots.

Tell your doctor if you have a history of kidney or liver problems before starting this drug.

Usage along with statins may increase the risk of muscle disease.

Side Effects

The most common adverse effects of this medication may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Agranulocytosis
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Angioedema
  • Arthralgia
  • Asthenia
  • Cholestatic hepatitis
  • Constipation
  • Decreased HDL cholesterol
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dyspepsia
  • Headache
  • Hepatic cirrhosis
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatotoxicity
  • Increased creatine phosphokinase
  • Increased serum alanine aminotransferase
  • Increased serum aspartate aminotransferase
  • Increased serum bilirubin
  • Increased serum creatinine
  • Interstitial pulmonary disease
  • Limb pain
  • Muscle spasm
  • Myalgia
  • Myopathy
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Pain
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin photosensitivity
  • Skin rash
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Urticaria

References

Lipofen [package insert]. Juncos, Puerto Rico: Galephar Pharmaceutical Research Inc.; 2006.



IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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