Fenofibrate is a drug of the fibrate class. It is mainly used to reduce cholesterol levels in patients at risk of cardiovascular disease. It is presented in tablets of 54, 107 and 160 mg. more...
Like the other fibrates, fenofibrate acts on PPARα to reduce cholesterol levels.
A large study in 2005 of fenofibrate in patients with diabetes showed no change in total mortality or coronary artery events, but did show a significant change in overall cardiovascular events, as well as improving some microvascular complications of diabetes.
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