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Lipofen Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is fenofibrate (Lipofen)?
- What are the possible side effects of fenofibrate?
- What is the most important information I should know about fenofibrate?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking fenofibrate?
- How should I take fenofibrate?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking fenofibrate?
- What other drugs will affect fenofibrate?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking fenofibrate?
If you also take cholestyramine, colesevelam, or colestipol: Wait 4 to 6 hours after taking any of these other medicines before you take fenofibrate. Avoid taking fenofibrate within 1 hour before taking the other medicine.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can raise triglyceride levels, and may also damage your liver while you are taking fenofibrate.
What other drugs will affect fenofibrate?
Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with fenofibrate, especially:
- a blood thinner such as warfarin, Coumadin;
- medicines to treat a bowel disorder;
- medication to prevent organ transplant rejection;
- antiviral medications;
- pain or arthritis medicines (including aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, and Aleve); or
- any injected antibiotics.
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with fenofibrate, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about fenofibrate.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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