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|02269082||LIPIDIL EZ 145 MG TABLET|
|02269074||LIPIDIL EZ 48 MG TABLET|
Fenofibrate (crystals) belongs to the class of medications known as fibrates. Fenofibrate (crystals) is used in addition to diet and exercise to treat certain types of high cholesterol levels. Fenofibrate (crystals) reduces bad cholesterol (LDL - low density lipoproteins, and VLDL- very low density lipoproteins) and triglycerides in your blood. It also increases good cholesterol (HDL - high density lipoprotein) levels. Bringing cholesterol levels in the blood into the desired range has been shown to reduce the risks associated with heart disease such as heart attack.
Fenofibrate (crystals) may also be prescribed by your doctor in combination with another medication that lowers your cholesterol called ezetimibe.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
The usual adult dose of fenofibrate (crystals) is 145 mg once daily taken with or without food. The maximum recommended dose is 145 mg daily.
For seniors or people with reduced kidney function, the starting dose is 48 mg once daily with or without food.
Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
Each yellow, oblong, film-coated tablet (NanoCrystal Formulation), embossed with the Fournier logo on one side and "48" on the other, contains fenofibrate 48 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, docusate sodium, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium lauryl sulfate, and sucrose; coating: D&C Blue No. 2/Indigo carmine FCF Aluminum Lake, D&C Yellow No. 6/sunset yellow FCF Aluminum Lake, D&C Yellow No. 10 Aluminum Lake, lecithin, polyvinyl alcohol, talc, and titanium dioxide.
Each white, oblong, film-coated tablet (NanoCrystal Formulation), embossed with the Fournier logo on one side and "145" on the other, contains fenofibrate 145 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, docusate sodium, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium lauryl sulfate, and sucrose; coating: polyvinyl alcohol, soybean lecithin, talc, titanium dioxide, and xanthan gum.
Fenofibrate (crystals) should not be taken by anyone who:
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