Proper Use

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Use this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, or do not use it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.

In addition to this medicine, your doctor may change your diet to one that is low in fat, sugar, and cholesterol. Carefully follow your doctor's order about any special diet.

This medicine will not cure your high cholesterol problem, but it does help control it. You must continue to take it as directed if you expect to keep your cholesterol levels down.

Swallow the delayed-release capsule whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it.

You may take this medicine with or without food.

If you also take another medicine called a statin, you may take fenofibric acid and the statin at the same time each day.

This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage form (delayed-release capsules):
    • For high triglycerides:
      • Adults—At first, 45 to 135 milligrams (mg) once a day. Your doctor may adjust your dose if needed.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For mixed dyslipidemia:
      • Adults—135 milligrams (mg) once a day, taken with or without another medicine called a statin.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For primary hyperlipidemia:
      • Adults—135 milligrams (mg) once a day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.