Prescription onlyLower-cost generic available

Trilipix

(Fenofibric Acid)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic available
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Lowers cholesterol.

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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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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.
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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.
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Side effect rates for Trilipix (Fenofibric Acid)

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.

Common concerns from people taking Trilipix (Fenofibric Acid)

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Kidneys and liver
  • 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.