is it ok to take if your trigy
lcerides are good?
Fibrates are regarded as broad-spectrum lipid lowering drugs. Their main action is to decrease triglyceride levels but they also tend to reduce LDL cholesterol and help to raise HDL cholesterol. Mechanism of action is not well established. Apparently it decreases plasma levels of triglycerides by decreasing their synthesis. Also reduces plasma levels of VLDL cholesterol by reducing its release into the circulation and increasing catabolism.
If your triglycerides are good then fenofibrate may still help lower the total cholesterol, but to a lessor degree. I assume your LDL cholesterol is high ... there are other medicines that will work better to lower the LDL cholesterol.
- Fenofibrate Information for Consumers
- Fenofibrate Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fenofibrate (detailed)
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