Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Your dose may need to be changed several times in order to find out what works best for you. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
You may take this medicine with or without food.
Carefully follow your doctor's instructions about any special diet. Your doctor may want you to exercise and to control your weight as part of your treatment.
Do not take Triglide? tablets that are chipped or broken.
If a dose is missed:
If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Keep Triglide? tablets in their original bottle at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. The bottle contains a small packet that keeps the tablets from getting damp.
Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any leftover medicine after you have finished your treatment. You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed.
Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using hormone replacement therapy, cyclosporine (Neoral®, Sandimmune®), a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin®), or a diuretic ("water pill") such as hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). Tell your doctor if you use a beta-blocker such as atenolol, metoprolol, propranolol, Inderal®, or Toprol®. Make sure your doctor knows if you use other medicine to lower cholesterol (such as Lipitor®, Mevacor®, Pravachol®, Zocor®).
Tell your doctor if you also use cholestyramine (Questran®), colestipol (Colestid®), or colesevelam (Welchol®). You must take your fenofibrate at least 1 hour before or 4 to 6 hours after taking any of these other medicines.
It is best to avoid drinking a lot of alcohol when you are being treated for high levels of fat in your blood.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have diabetes, thyroid problems, or a history of gallstones.
This medicine is only part of a complete program for lowering your cholesterol and triglyceride levels. You will be more successful in treating this problem if you follow all of your doctor's instructions, including eating a low-fat diet and exercising regularly.
Your doctor will need to check your blood or urine at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.