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Lofibra is used to treat high cholesterol and reduce triglycerides in the body. By increasing the production of an enzyme that breaks down triglyceride-rich particles and increases their removal, the medication can help decrease the risks of many heart-related health problems. It comes in capsule or tablet form, and is available in a variety of strengths.

What Is Lofibra?

Lofibra® (fenofibrate) is a prescription medication used to reduce triglycerides (a fat-like substance) and cholesterol levels in the body. Lowering the amount of these substances may help to prevent conditions such as heart disease, angina (chest pain), strokes, and heart attacks. The medication should be used in combination with diet and exercise for the best results.
 

Who Makes Lofibra?

Lofibra is manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals for Gate Pharmaceuticals.
 

What Is This Medicine Used For?

Lofibra has been licensed for several uses, including:
 
This medication can actually cause an increase in LDL cholesterol for people with very high levels of triglycerides (greater than 350 mg/dL). Therefore, it should be used with extreme caution or not at all for people with this condition who also have high LDL levels.
 
(Click Lofibra Uses for more information.)
 
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