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What is fenofibrate used for? This prescription drug, which is a type of fibrate, is commonly used to help lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels in the blood. By increasing the rate at which triglycerides are broken down, the medication helps lower LDL cholesterol levels enough to reduce the risk of developing certain complications associated with high cholesterol and triglycerides.
- Improving cholesterol levels in people with unhealthy cholesterol levels (dyslipidemia) or high cholesterol levels (hypercholesterolemia). Fenofibrate can reduce both total and LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and raise HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol).
- Lowering triglyceride levels in patients with hypertriglyceridemia (high triglycerides). Triglycerides are fat-like substances found in the body.