Fenofibrate Other names: Procetofene

Chemical formula: C₂₀H₂₁ClO₄  Molecular mass: 360.831 g/mol  PubChem compound: 3339

Active ingredient description

Fenofibrate is a fibric acid derivative whose lipid modifying effects reported in humans are mediated via activation of Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptor type α (PPARα). Through activation of PPARα, fenofibrate increases lipolysis and elimination of atherogenic triglyceride rich particles from plasma by activating lipoprotein lipase and reducing production of Apoprotein C-III.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code Group title Classification
C10AB05 Fenofibrate C Cardiovascular system → C10 Lipid modifying agents → C10A Lipid modifying agents, plain → C10AB Fibrates
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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title Information Source Document Type  
FENOFIBRATE Tablet Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC
FENOFIBRATE Hard capsule Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 49562-28-9
DrugBank Drug: DB01039
KEGG Drug: D00565
PubChem Compound: 3339
RxNorm Ingredient: 8703
SNOMED-CT Concept: 386879008
Fenofibrate (substance)
UNII Identifier: U202363UOS


Fenofibrate is an active ingredient of these brands:

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United Kingdom (UK)

Note the following: The list of brand names is continuously updated, and thus does not include the total of products circulating worldwide.

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