Clofibrate is used to treat high cholesterol. It can cause liver injury.

Clofibrate Overview


Clofibrate is a prescription medication used to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides.

Clofibrate belongs to a group of drugs called fibric acid derivatives. These work by interacting with receptors that regulate enzymes involved in fatty acid oxidation to decrease the amount of fatty substances in the blood.

This medication comes in capsules form and was taken 2 to 4 times daily.

Common side effects of clofibrate include headache, muscle aches, and stomach upset.

This medication has been discontinued in the United States.

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Clofibrate Brand Names

Clofibrate may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Clofibrate Drug Class

Clofibrate is part of the drug class: