Compare Trilipix vs. Omega 3 Acid

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

Trilipix
(fenofibric acid)

Lovaza
(omega-3 acid)

Lowers cholesterol. Trilipix is good for lowering triglycerides (fats), but it's not as good as statins for improving cholesterol and cardiovascular disease risk.Lowers triglycerides. Omega-3 Acid is good for lowering triglycerides (fats), but some people can't take it due to allergies.
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3.79Trilipix
Reviews for Trilipix (fenofibric acid)
50%
of people (All ages) say Trilipix (fenofibric acid) is worth it
22%
say it works well
25%
say it's a big hassle
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Reviews for Lovaza (omega-3 acid)
59%
+9% better vs. Trilipix (fenofibric acid)
50%
+28% better vs. Trilipix (fenofibric acid)
28%
-3% worse vs. Trilipix (fenofibric acid)
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Side effects
TrilipixOmega 3 Acid
  • Headache 13%
  • Back pain 6%
  • Pain in extremity 5%
  • Ear, nose, or throat infection 5%
  • Nausea 4%
  • Common cold 4%
  • Diarrhea 4%
  • Joint pain 4%
  • Pain 4%
  • Dizziness 4%
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  • Eructation 3%
  • Change in taste 4%
  • Indigestion 1%
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How it works
TrilipixOmega 3 Acid
Trilipix is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. It removes triglycerides from your body and makes it easier to process "bad" cholesterol (LDL). This also increases "good" cholesterol (HDL).Omega-3 Acid is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it may help the liver remove triglycerides from your body, and also prevent your body from making more triglycerides.
Type of medication
TrilipixOmega 3 Acid
Prescription only
Prescription only
Available as
TrilipixOmega 3 Acid
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Pill
Used for
TrilipixOmega 3 Acid
Risk factors for serious side effects
TrilipixOmega 3 Acid
  • Taking Trilipix (Fenofibric Acid) with statins
  • Past history of liver disease
    • Taking Trilipix (Fenofibric Acid) with anticoagulants
              Detailed Trilipix (fenofibric acid) risks & warnings »
              • Allergy to fish or shellfish
              • Atrial fibrillation
              Detailed Lovaza (omega-3 acid) risks & warnings »
              Pregnancy

              Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

              Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

              Food
              TrilipixOmega 3 Acid
              No food related info.
              • You have to take it with food.
              • Take it with food.
              Kidneys and liver
              TrilipixOmega 3 Acid
              • Reports of liver damage have been reported in people who take Trilipix (Fenofibric Acid), especially in people with a history of liver disease. Your doctor may monitor your liver with blood tests on a regular basis.
              No kidneys and liver related info.
              Upsides and benefits
              TrilipixOmega 3 Acid
              • 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 and risks
              TrilipixOmega 3 Acid
              • 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.
              Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
              TrilipixOmega 3 Acid
              • Can be used with other medications to help lower cholesterol.
              • Lowers triglycerides.
              • Can raise your chance of getting colds and flu.
              • Call your doctor if you develop muscle or abdominal pain.
              • Also taking Welchol or Questran? Take this medicine at least 2 hours before or 4 hours after.
              • Lowers triglycerides.
              • Take it with food.
              • Swallow capsules whole.
              • Can cause burping and changes in taste.
              • Don't use if you have an allergy to fish or shellfish.
              • You should use this medicine in combination with a healthy diet.
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