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Fenofibric Acid Dosage

Dosage for High Triglycerides

The recommended starting fenofibric acid dose for treating severely high triglycerides is 45 to 135 mg once daily. Your healthcare provider should check your cholesterol and triglyceride levels in four to eight weeks before adjusting your dosage as necessary.
 

General Information on Fenofibric Acid Dosing

Some considerations for people taking fenofibric acid include:
 
  • This medication comes in the form of a delayed-release capsule. It is taken by mouth once daily.
     
  • You can take fenofibric acid with food or on an empty stomach.
     
  • You must swallow the capsules whole. Do not chew, crush, dissolve, or open the capsules.
     
  • Be sure to take this medication at the same time each day to keep an even level of the medication in your blood.
     
  • For fenofibric acid to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Fenofibric acid will not work if you stop taking it.
     
  • Remember that lowering cholesterol begins with lifestyle changes (weight loss, low cholesterol diet, and exercise). If lifestyle changes do not lower cholesterol to a desirable level, cholesterol medications (such as fenofibric acid) may be necessary. However, even for those who are taking cholesterol medication, lifestyle changes are still important for maintaining a good cholesterol level.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to fenofibric acid or your dosage of fenofibric acid, talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking it without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
     
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