Compare Trilipix vs. Omega 3 Acid

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

Trilipix (Fenofibric Acid)

Prescription only

Lovaza (Omega-3 Acid)

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 triglycerides.

Omega-3 Acid is good for lowering triglycerides (fats), but some people can't take it due to allergies.

5.0/ 7 average rating with 46 reviewsforOmega 3 Acid
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.
  • Lowers triglycerides (fats) when combined with exercise and a low cholesterol diet.
  • In studies, Omega-3 Acid has lowered the risk of stroke and heart attack leading to death, especially in people with high cholesterol or high triglycerides.
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.
  • You can't take it if you're allergic to fish or shellfish.
  • You have to take it with food.
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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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46 
59%
think this treatment is worth it
50%
think this treatment works well
28%
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.
3possible side effects
  • Eructation
    4%
  • Taste perversion
    4%
  • Dyspepsia
    3%
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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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  • Allergic reactions

    Allergy to fish or shellfish

  • Heart flutter

    Atrial fibrillation

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