The usual starting dosage of Fenoglide for the treatment of severely high triglycerides is 40 mg to 120 mg once a day. The recommended dosage for treating high cholesterol is 120 mg once daily. It is generally recommended that people with kidney disease start with a lower dose (for either condition), such as 40 mg once a day.
The dose of Fenoglide® (fenofibrate) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to Fenoglide
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may currently be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
The recommended starting Fenoglide dose for treating severely high triglycerides is 40 to 120 mg once daily. Your healthcare provider should check your cholesterol and triglyceride levels in four to eight weeks before adjusting your dosage as necessary.
For people with kidney disease, a lower starting dosage (Fenoglide 40 mg once daily) is recommended.
The recommended dosage for most people with high cholesterol is 120 mg once daily. For people with kidney disease, a lower starting dosage (40 mg once daily) is recommended.
Some considerations for people taking Fenoglide include:
- This medication comes in the form of a tablet. It is taken by mouth once daily.
- Take this medication with a meal, as it is better absorbed when taken with food.
- Be sure to take Fenoglide at the same time each day to keep an even level of the medication in the blood.
- For Fenoglide to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. It 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 Fenoglide, 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 Fenoglide or your Fenoglide dosage, talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your healthcare provider first.