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Trilipix

(Fenofibric Acid)

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Lowers cholesterol.

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Prescription onlyLower-cost generic available

Our pharmacists’ bottom line

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

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  • 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.
  • 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.

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Side effects for Trilipix (Fenofibric Acid)

From clinical trials of Trilipix / High cholesterol or heart protection ( 490)

  • HeadacheHeadache13% for Trilipix vs.0% for placebo
  • Back painBack pain6% for Trilipix vs.0% for placebo
  • Pain in extremityPain in extremity5% for Trilipix vs.0% for placebo
  • Ear, nose, or throat infectionEar, nose, or throat infection5% for Trilipix vs.0% for placebo
  • Joint painJoint pain4% for Trilipix vs.0% for placebo
  • Common coldCommon cold4% for Trilipix vs.0% for placebo
  • DiarrheaDiarrhea4% for Trilipix vs.0% for placebo
  • DizzinessDizziness4% for Trilipix vs.0% for placebo
  • PainPain4% for Trilipix vs.0% for placebo
  • NauseaNausea4% for Trilipix vs.0% for placebo

What to expect when you take Trilipix (Fenofibric Acid)

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • 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.

Risks and Warnings for Trilipix (Fenofibric Acid)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Taking Trilipix (Fenofibric Acid) with statins

    People on Trilipix (Fenofibric Acid) while taking statins have reported muscle pain which may lead to muscle and kidney damage. This has been very rare. Talk to your doctor if you develop sudden muscle pain or weakness or fever and you don't know why.

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Tips from pharmacists and people taking Trilipix (Fenofibric Acid)

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  • Risks from our pharmacists
  • People on Trilipix (Fenofibric Acid) while taking statins have reported muscle pain which may lead to muscle and kidney damage. This has been very rare. Talk to your doctor if you develop sudden muscle pain or weakness or fever and you don't know why.