FENOGLIDE is a prescription medication for the treatment of high cholesterol. Talk to your doctor about FENOGLIDE to find out whether it's right for you, and read through the frequently asked questions below to learn more about this treatment.
FENOGLIDE is a prescription tablet to treat adults with mixed dyslipidemia (a combination of high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, high triglycerides, and low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol), or hypertriglyceridemia (high triglyceride levels in the blood) in combination with eating a healthy diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol.
Your doctor has prescribed FENOGLIDE because you have high cholesterol and/or high triglyceride levels. In clinical trials, FENOGLIDE has been shown to help improve the lipid (fat) profile by lowering triglyceride levels, lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol, lowering total cholesterol, and lowering Apo B (a structural component of cholesterol). In addition, FENOGLIDE has also been shown to raise HDL (good) cholesterol. Your doctor may also have placed you on a healthy diet prior to prescribing FENOGLIDE. For best results, it is important that you maintain a healthy diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol while taking FENOGLIDE.
FENOGLIDE is approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Clinical studies have shown that five percent of patients stopped taking fenofibrates because of adverse side effects compared to three percent of patients who took placebo (sugar pill). The most common side effects were abnormal liver function tests; respiratory disorder; abdominal pain, back pain, and headache. If, for any reason, you experience any side effects, especially soreness in your muscles, it is important to talk to your doctor.
FENOGLIDE may not be right for everyone. FENOGLIDE should not be taken if you have serious liver disease, kidney disease, or gallbladder disease. If you are allergic or sensitive to fenofibrates, or are a nursing mother, you should not take FENOGLIDE. Advise your doctor if you have or believe you have any of these conditions.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. FENOGLIDE and other medicines may affect each other, causing side effects.
Especially tell your doctor if you take:
- bile-acid resins
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure if your medicine is one listed above.
FENOGLIDE tablets should be taken with meals. FENOGLIDE should be taken one time per day, at any time of the day. It is important to take FENOGLIDE exactly as it is prescribed by your doctor.
While you are taking FENOGLIDE, your doctor will take a blood sample and check your lipid (fat) levels during a follow-up visit to make sure that FENOGLIDE is working for you. As long as you are taking FENOGLIDE, it is important for you to continue to eat healthily to help control your cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
- FENOGLIDE is a prescription medication that contains fenofibrate and can help adult patients lower the amount of LDL (bad) cholesterol while also increasing the amount of HDL (good) cholesterol when combined with diet and exercise.
- FENOGLIDE is also used to treat patients with elevated triglyceride levels when combined with diet and exercise.
- FENOGLIDE has not been shown to reduce heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes.
- FENOGLIDE tablets should be taken once a day with food.
- FENOGLIDE tablets should be taken 1 hour before or 4 hours after a bile acid resin.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
- Talk to your doctor before starting FENOGLIDE if you have a diagnosis of kidney, liver, or gallbladder dysfunction. Your doctor may order additional laboratory tests to monitor your organ function during therapy.
- You should not take FENOGLIDE if you have severe kidney problems or are receiving dialysis, if you have gallbladder or active liver disease, if you are breastfeeding, or if you are allergic to fenofibrate or any of the other ingredients in FENOGLIDE.
- Muscle pain and the destruction of muscle tissue have been reported in patients taking fenofibrate. The risk of serious muscle problems is increased when fenofibrate is combined with a statin or colchicine. The risk is even greater in patients of advanced age or patients diagnosed with diabetes, kidney failure, or hypothyroidism.
- There is a risk of severe bleeding in patients taking fenofibrate while on Coumadin (warfarin sodium) anticoagulation therapy. FENOGLIDE patients taking Coumadin should have their PT/INR values (blood clotting test) closely monitored as their dose of Coumadin may need to be adjusted.
The most common adverse reactions observed with FENOGLIDE therapy are abnormal liver tests, increased liver enzymes, increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) levels, and nasal congestion.DRUG INTERACTIONS
- Tell your doctor about all of the medications you take, both prescription and non-prescription drugs, including vitamins and herbal supplements. FENOGLIDE may interact with other medicines you are currently taking. Your doctor may order laboratory testing to monitor these interactions.
FENOGLIDE is available by prescription only. For additional information, talk to your healthcare provider and see Full Prescribing Information.
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Reference: Data on file, Santarus, Inc.