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In the US, Fenofibrate (fenofibrate systemic) is a member of the drug class fibric acid derivatives and is used to treat Hyperlipoproteinemia, Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IIa - Elevated LDL, Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IIb - Elevated LDL VLDL, Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IV - Elevated VLDL, Hyperlipoproteinemia Type V - Elevated Chylomicrons VLDL and Hypertriglyceridemia.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Lipid lowering: Fibrate

Chemical Names

1-Metyletyl 2-[4-(4-chlorobenzoyl)phenoxy]-2-metylpropanoate (Ph. Eur., BP)

Isopropyl 2-[p-(p-chlorobenzoyl)phenoxy]-2-metylpropionate (WHO)

Propanoic acid, 2-[4-(4-chlorobenzoyl)phenoxy]-2-metyl-, 1-metyletyl ester

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Fenofibrate (OS: USAN, BAN, JAN)
  • Fénofibrate (OS: DCF)
  • Fenofibrato (OS: DCIT)
  • BRN 2058973 (IS)
  • EINECS 255-626-9 (IS)
  • LF 178 (IS)
  • NSC 281318 (IS)
  • Phenofibrate (IS)
  • Procetofen (IS)
  • Proctofene (IS)
  • UNII-U202363UOS (IS)
  • W 13635 (IS)
  • Fenofibrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Fenofibrate (PH: BP 2015, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 37)
  • Fénofibrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Fenofibratum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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