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If you are an adult with unhealthy cholesterol or triglyceride levels, your healthcare provider may prescribe Lipofen® (fenofibrate). This medication works to lower bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol), decrease triglycerides, and increase good cholesterol (HDL cholesterol). It is available in the form of a capsule and is typically taken once daily.
 
Though most people tolerate it well, this drug has the potential to cause serious side effects, such as respiratory problems and increased liver enzymes. Before beginning treatment with Lipofen, information on this medication's potential risks should be fully reviewed with your healthcare provider. Also, tell him or her if you have any other medical conditions or are taking any other drugs, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(For more information, including how the medication works and how it performed in clinical trials, click Lipofen.)
 
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