Fenofibric Acid Dosage
The recommended starting dosage of fenofibric acid for the treatment of severely high triglycerides is 45 to 135 mg once daily. The usual dosage for most people with high cholesterol is 135 mg once a day. People with mild to moderate kidney disease (who also have high cholesterol) typically need to start with a lower dose, such as 45 mg once daily.
The dosage of fenofibric acid delayed-release (Trilipix™ or choline fenofibrate) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to fenofibric acid
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may currently be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Please note that this article refers to fenofibric acid delayed-release capsules (also known as choline fenofibrate, sold under the brand name Trilipix), not other similar medications, including fenofibric acid tablets or other fibrate medications. For more information about these medications, please see the following articles:
- Fibricor (fenofibric acid tablets)
- Antara (fenofibrate)
- Lofibra (fenofibrate)
- Lipofen (fenofibrate)
- Tricor (fenofibrate)
- Triglide (fenofibrate).
All fenofibric acid, choline fibrate, and fenofibrate medications end up as fenofibric acid in the body eventually.
Dosage for High CholesterolThe recommended dose of fenofibric acid for most people with high cholesterol is 135 mg once daily. For people with mild to moderate kidney disease, a lower starting dosage (fenofibric acid 45 mg once daily) is recommended. Fenofibric acid is not recommended for people with severe kidney disease.