Fenofibrate is used to lower “bad” low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, raise “good” high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and, most importantly, lower triglyceride fat in the blood. It does this by increasing an enzyme that lowers blood fats. Lowering triglycerides can prevent development of swelling or inflammation of the pancreas, an organ that produces digestive enzymes. Interestingly, in early research fenofibrate showed some promise against COVID-19, lowering inflammation and disrupting  viral replication in human lungs and blood vessels; however as of now there is not sufficient research to support its use in COVID-19 patients.


Fenofibrate is taken in capsules or tablets, 50 to 200 mg per day.

Common side effects:

  • Headache
  • Back pain
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Runny or stuffy nose

Cost of Fenofibrate

The price of fenofibrate ranges between $24.00 and $150 for a bottle of 90 tablets, strength 160 mg. To find the cheapest pharmacy near you and download a coupon, click here.

How to Get a Prescription for Fenofibrate

Fenofibrate is a prescription drug that needs to be prescribed by a licensed prescriber or physician. Did you know? QuickMD can treat high cholesterol remotely through telemedicine and prescribe fenofibrate online; no insurance is needed.