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Can Fenofibric replace Fenofibrate for 160mg?

I am currently taking fenofibrate 160 mg once a day. This medication has increased a tier on my insurance - I am told I can ask for fenofibric but it does not come in 160 mg. Can you tell me if the dose would be the same for fenofibrate as fenofibric?
Tue, 24 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Your concern, I would explain that fenofibric is similar to fenofibrate, which is a coumpound salt of fenofibric acid. The dose is not the same, as the molecular weight of the compounds are different. Fenofibric acid exists ins 105 mg and 135mg tablets, which have similar effects to 160mg fenofibrate.

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Can Fenofibric replace Fenofibrate for 160mg?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Your concern, I would explain that fenofibric is similar to fenofibrate, which is a coumpound salt of fenofibric acid. The dose is not the same, as the molecular weight of the compounds are different. Fenofibric acid exists ins 105 mg and 135mg tablets, which have similar effects to 160mg fenofibrate. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.