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Patients should be advised:
- of the potential benefits and risks of LIPOFEN.
- not to use LIPOFEN if there is a known hypersensitivity to fenofibrate or fenofibric acid.
- of medications that should not be taken in combination with LIPOFEN.
- that if they are taking coumarin anticoagulants, LIPOFEN may increase their anti-coagulant effect, and increased monitoring may be necessary.
- to inform their physician of all medications, supplements, and herbal preparations they are taking and any change in their medical condition.
- to inform a physician prescribing a new medication, that they are taking LIPOFEN.
- to continue to follow an appropriate lipid-modifying diet while taking LIPOFEN.
- to take LIPOFEN once daily at the prescribed dose, swallowing each capsule whole.
- to inform their physician of any muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness; onset of abdominal pain; or any other new symptoms.
- to return to their physician's office for routine monitoring.
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/1/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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