Trilipix

(Fenofibric Acid)

2.9/ 5 average rating with 68 reviewsforTrilipix
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Lowers cholesterol.

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Our 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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Quick facts about Trilipix
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (fenofibric 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.
People’s experience with Trilipix

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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.
How it works

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).

Quick facts about Trilipix
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (fenofibric acid)
People’s experience with Trilipix

68reviews so far. What do you think?

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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.

Pharmacist Q&A

Trilipix (Fenofibric Acid) questions for

Frequently Asked Questions

This medication treats high cholesterol and lipid levels in the blood.

Who is this drug for?

This medication treats high cholesterol and lipid levels in the blood.

Common concerns from people taking Trilipix (Fenofibric Acid)

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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.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
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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.