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Fenofibrate 40 mg/ 120 mg

Fenofibrate
(fenofibrate (fenofibrate (fenofibrate) ) ) 40 mg/120 mg Tablets

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Fenofibrate (fenofibrate (fenofibrate) ) Tablets, is a lipid regulating agent available as tablets for oral administration. Each tablet contains 40 mg or 120 mg fenofibrate. The chemical name for fenofibrate (fenofibrate (fenofibrate) ) is 2-[4-(4-chlorobenzoyl) phenoxy]-2-methyl-propanoic acid, 1-methylethyl ester with the following structural formula:

Fenofibrate structural formula illustration

The empirical formula is C20H21O4Cl and the molecular weight is 360.83; fenofibrate (fenofibrate (fenofibrate) ) is insoluble in water. The melting point is 79° to 82°C. Fenofibrate (fenofibrate (fenofibrate) ) is a white solid which is stable under ordinary conditions. Inactive Ingredients: Each tablet contains lactose monohydrate, NF; Polyethylene Glycol 6000, NF; Poloxamer 188, NF; and magnesium stearate, NF.

What are the possible side effects of fenofibrate?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

In rare cases, fenofibrate can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, leading to kidney failure. Call your doctor right away if you have unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if you also have fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine.

Stop using fenofibrate and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 9/7/2007
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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