You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Fenofibrate (generic Fenoglide, Tricor and others). Learn more about Fenofibrate and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover other prescription drugs.
Chemical name: Fenofibrate
Brand name: Lofibra, Fenoglide, Lipofen, Tricor
Typical dosage: 160mg
Typical type: Tablet1
Fenofibrate is a medication used to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides. Fenofibrate is available as a brand name or generic drug and comes as an oral capsule or an oral tablet.
Fenofibrate is a medication used to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides. The brand name equivalents of Fenofibrate include Lofibra, Lipofen, Tricor, Fenoglide and others.
Fenofibrate is taken once daily and works by blocking receptors in the body that create cholesterol.
Fenofibrate is very well tolerated by most people who take it, however some common side effects include upset stomach, headache and back pain.
How much does Fenofibrate cost with Medicare?
Fenofibrate coverage and costs may vary based on the specific plan you have, as well as what coverage stage you're in.
Contact your plan carrier or consult your plan formulary for more cost information.
Does Medicare cover Fenofibrate?
According to GoodRx, 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans covered Fenofibrate in 2023.1
Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover Fenofibrate include copay amounts that can range widely from one plan to another. Plan members may also be responsible for meeting a deductible before the plan’s drug coverage kicks in.
Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). 89% of 2023 Medicare Advantage plans included prescription drug coverage.2
Medicare prescription drugs plans each have their own formulary, or drug list, that details what prescription drugs are covered by the plan and how they are covered.
Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Fenofibrate. We represent carriers such as Humana, Aetna, UHC, Anthem BCBS, Wellcare, Cigna Healthcare, and Kaiser Permanente.
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Over time, high cholesterol can lead to serious cardiac issues including chest pain (angina), heart attack and even stroke. These severe problems can sometimes lead to death.
You will likely have to take Fenofibrate for 2-3 months in order to see the benefits on a lab test. It is important to take Fenofibrate regularly. You may not be able to feel the cardiac benefits of Fenofibrate.
Talk to your pharmacist about whether you should take your dose of Fenofibrate with a meal. All Fenofibrate dosages should be taken with a full glass of water.
Muscle problems have happened while taking Fenofibrate. These include mild to severe muscle cramps, muscle pain, weakness, fatigue or fever. Talk to your doctor if you experience any of these issues.
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.
Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.
Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.
1 GoodRx. Fenofibrate. Retrieved October 2023, from www.goodrx.com/Fenofibrate/medicare-coverage.
A formulary for Medicare is the list of drugs a given Medicare Part D prescription drug plan or Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MA-PD) plan will cover. A Medicare plan formulary details information such as how drugs are covered, their relative costs, limitations and/or restrictions. Read more