Fenofibrate is a medication used for treating problems of excess blood lipids. It is prescribed for people with an elevated rate of triglycerides which cannot be controlled by a healthy diet and includes cardiac and vascular risk. It is an alternative to the standard treatments for the reduction of cardiovascular risk by lowering cholesterol such as statins. Fenofibrate acts not only on cholesterol, but more importantly on triglycerides. It should not be used in patients with severe kidney or liver problems.