fenofibrate

noun

fen·​o·​fi·​brate ˌfen-ō-ˈfī-ˌbrāt How to pronounce fenofibrate (audio)
: a lipid-regulating drug C20H21ClO4 that is administered orally to reduce levels of LDL, triglyceride, and apolipoprotein B and increase levels of HDL and is used chiefly to treat hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia

Note: Fenofibrate is metabolized in the liver to form pharmacologically-active fenofibric acid. Fenofibrate is marketed under the trademarks Antara, Fenoglide, Lipofen, Lofibra, TriCor, and Triglide.

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“Fenofibrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/fenofibrate. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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