What is fenofibrate?
Fenofibrate is a prescription drug used to treat elevated high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Fenofibrate is often prescribed alongside recommended lifestyle changes, like improving your diet and increasing your exercise.
Cholesterol and triglycerides can build up in the blood, restricting the blood flow and oxygen to the brain, heart, and other parts of the body. This can increase your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, heart attacks, and angina. While taking fenofibrate can help decrease the fatty substances in the blood and reduce your risk of pancreas disease, fenofibrate does not reduce your risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Talk to your doctor about whether fenofibrate may be right for you.