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Fenofibrate 40 mg/ 120 mg

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


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?

Fenofibrate has been associated with a rare but serious side effect of the muscles. Contact your doctor at once if you have unusual muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if accompanied by fever or flu-like feeling.

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

Stop using fenofibrate and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • severe stomach pain;
  • nausea, vomiting;
  • unusual weakness;...

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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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