What should I know before taking fibrates?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

If you have gallbladder disease, impaired liver function, or severe kidney disease, you should not take a fibrate.

If you are pregnant, may be pregnant, or planning to become pregnant, fibric acid derivatives may not be a good option for you. It is not known if they are safe for pregnant women.

If you are breastfeeding, you should not take fenofibrate.

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