Clofibrate, an anticholesteremic drug

Brand name: Atromid-S


The medication is used to treat elevated cholesterol and triglyceride (fatty acid compound) levels in the blood.

IUPAC name: ethyl 2-(4-chlorophenoxy)-2-methyl propanoate

Drug Class: Antihyperlipidemic drug

Route of administration: Oral

This is a prescribed drug and not an OTC drug 

Drug Mechanism Action

Clofibrate is a lipoprotein lipase activator. As it increases lipoprotein lipase activity, it reduces VLDL levels by converting them to LDL.  

Adverse effects

Headache, nausea, fatigue, stomach discomfort, weakness, lack of appetite, rapid weight gain, and muscular soreness are possible adverse effects of clofibrate. 


It is advisable to consult a doctor or physician before taking this medication. 

  • If the person is allergic to the drug or has any other allergies 
  • If the person is taking any medication (i.e., prescribed, non-prescribed or any herbal medication)
  • If the person is suffering from hepatic disease, renal issues, diabetes, stomach/ intestinal ulcer, thyroid disorder, gallbladder disease
  • While taking this drug, avoid alcohol consumption because it elevates the chance of developing hepatic issues.
  • If the person has undergone any type of eye surgery or dental surgery.
  • This medication is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Clofibrate is not advisable for kids under the age of 2 years.   

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