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How Does Choline Fenofibrate Work?

Choline fenofibrate belongs to a class of drugs known as fibric acid derivatives (also known as fibrates). It works by increasing the activity of an enzyme called lipoprotein lipase that breaks down triglyceride-rich particles and increases their removal from the body. The medication can also decrease the amount of these particles that are made and released from the liver. In addition, it can decrease LDL and total cholesterol levels and increase HDL cholesterol.
 

Can Children Use Choline Fenofibrate?

Choline fenofibrate has not been approved for use in children.
 

Off-Label Choline Fenofibrate Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for treating something other than the conditions listed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. Using choline fenofibrate to prevent heart or blood vessel disease (cardiovascular disease), heart attacks, strokes, or other such problems would be considered off-label uses of this product. Using cholesterol medications such as choline fenofibrate to prevent diabetic peripheral neuropathy (diabetic nerve disease) is another off-label use.
 
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