Compare Trilipix vs. Lopid

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Trilipix (Fenofibric Acid)

Prescription only

Lopid (Gemfibrozil)

Prescription only
Lowers cholesterol.

Trilipix is good for lowering triglycerides (fats), but it's not as good as statins for improving cholesterol and cardiovascular disease risk.

3.8/ 7 average rating with 68 reviewsforTrilipix
Lowers triglyceride levels.

Lopid (Gemfibrozil) is a generically available medication that can lower triglyceride levels by up to 50%.

Upsides
  • Lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats) and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL) in people who have trouble doing this through diet and exercise.
  • Good medicine for lowering triglycerides.
  • Considered as a first choice medication for lowering triglyceride levels in the blood. Studies have shown it can reduce triglycerides by up to 50%.
  • Available as a generic.
  • Can be used with other medications, such as fish oil, to lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol.
Downsides
  • In clinical studies, Trilipix hasn't lowered cholesterol or the risk of heart attack and stroke better than statins.
  • Different forms and strengths of this medication can't be substituted for each other.
  • While Lopid (Gemfibrozil) has been shown to lower triglycerides, it has not been shown by itself to reduce the number of deaths caused by high cholesterol.
  • Can't be used with statins to lower cholesterol because of the risk of muscle and kidney damage.
Used for
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Pill
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Reviews
68 
50%
think this treatment is worth it
22%
think this treatment works well
25%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
The Trilipix (Fenofibric Acid) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Lopid (Gemfibrozil) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Muscle pain

    Taking Trilipix (Fenofibric Acid) with statins

  • Liver damage

    Past history of liver disease

  • Increased bleeding risk

    Taking Trilipix (Fenofibric Acid) with anticoagulants

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  • Muscle pain

    Taking Lopid (Gemfibrozil) with statins

  • Liver damage

    Past history of liver disease

  • Increased bleeding risk

    Taking Lopid (Gemfibrozil) with anticoagulants

See more detailed risks and warnings