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Fenofibric acid is a prescription drug commonly used to treat unhealthy triglyceride and cholesterol levels. By increasing the activity of an enzyme that breaks down triglyceride-rich particles and increases their removal from the body, the medication can help increase good cholesterol and reduce bad cholesterol and triglycerides. This drug comes in the form of a delayed-release capsule that is generally taken once daily.

What Is Fenofibric Acid?

Fenofibric acid delayed-release (Trilipix™ or choline fenofibrate) is a prescription medication used for treating unhealthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It works to lower bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol), decrease triglycerides, and increase good cholesterol (HDL cholesterol). Unlike other similar medications, it is approved to be used in combination with statins.
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:
All fenofibric acid, choline fibrate, and fenofibrate medications end up as fenofibric acid in the body eventually.
(Click What Is Fenofibric Acid Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)
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