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Fenoglide is a prescription drug commonly used for the treatment of unhealthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It is a type of fibrate medication that helps to increase good cholesterol, lower bad cholesterol, and decrease triglycerides by increasing the activity of a certain enzyme in the body. The medicine comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth once a day, with a meal.

What Is Fenoglide?

Fenoglide® (fenofibrate) is a prescription medication used for treating high triglycerides and unhealthy cholesterol levels. It works to lower bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol), increase good cholesterol (HDL cholesterol), and decrease triglycerides.
 
(Click Fenoglide Uses for more information, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Who Makes This Medication?

Fenoglide is manufactured by Catalent Pharma Solutions and is marketed and distributed by Sciele Pharma, Inc.
 

How Does Fenoglide Work?

Fenoglide belongs to a class of drugs known as fibric acid derivatives (also known as fibrates). It works by increasing the activity of an enzyme (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. Depending on the type of cholesterol problem you have, Fenoglide may also:
 

Clinical Effects

In one group of clinical research studies, people taking fenofibrate medications (such as Fenoglide) were able to:
 
  • Reduce triglyceride levels by 28.9 percent
  • Reduce LDL cholesterol by 20.6 percent
  • Reduce total cholesterol by 18.7 percent
  • Raise HDL cholesterol by 11 percent.
     
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