Lipidil (Fenofibrate) belongs to the class of medications known as fibrates, which are used to lower elevated serum lipids by decreasing the low density lipoprotein (LDL) fraction rich in cholesterol and the very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) fraction rich in triglycerides. In addition, fenofibrate increases the high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol fraction and seem to improve insulin resistance when the dyslipidemia is associated with other features of Syndrome X (Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus-Type 2). more...
Lipidil specifically is used to combat hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol in the blood), usually in conjunction with a statin drug such as Lipitor. This may help prevent the development of pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).
Lipidil, like most fibrates, can cause stomach upsets and myopathy (muscle pain). Long term use can cause liver damage and renal (kidney) failure.
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