Fenofibrate is used to improve cholesterol levels in three types of cholesterol problems:
- Mixed dyslipidemia: high levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides, and low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol.
- Severe hypertriglyceridemia: very high levels of triglycerides.
- Primary hypercholesterolemia: very high levels of LDL cholesterol.
Fenofibrate helps lower high levels of harmful cholesterol, mainly triglycerides. It also helps increase levels of HDL (good) cholesterol.