Fibricor Side Effects

Generic Name: fenofibric acid

Note: This document contains side effect information about fenofibric acid. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Fibricor.

Some side effects of Fibricor may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

For the Consumer

Applies to fenofibric acid: oral capsule delayed release, oral tablet

Along with its needed effects, fenofibric acid (the active ingredient contained in Fibricor) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking fenofibric acid:

More common
  • Body aches or pain
  • chills
  • cough
  • difficulty with breathing
  • ear congestion
  • fever
  • headache
  • loss of voice
  • nasal congestion
  • runny nose
  • sneezing
  • sore throat
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
Less common
  • Bladder pain
  • bloody or cloudy urine
  • blurred vision
  • cough producing mucus
  • diarrhea
  • difficult, burning, or painful urination
  • difficulty with moving
  • dizziness
  • frequent urge to urinate
  • general feeling of discomfort or illness
  • joint pain
  • loss of appetite
  • lower back or side pain
  • muscle aching or cramping
  • muscle or bone pain
  • muscle pain or stiffness
  • muscle spasms
  • nausea
  • nervousness
  • pain in the arms or legs
  • pounding in the ears
  • shivering
  • shortness of breath
  • slow or fast heartbeat
  • sweating
  • swollen joints
  • tightness in the chest
  • trouble sleeping
  • vomiting
  • wheezing

Some side effects of fenofibric acid may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • belching
  • difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  • heartburn
  • indigestion
  • pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  • sleeplessness
  • stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  • unable to sleep

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to fenofibric acid: oral delayed release capsule, oral tablet

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects of fenofibric acid (the active ingredient contained in Fibricor) alone or when co-administered with statins have included constipation (2.4% to 3.3%), diarrhea (3.1% to 6.9%), abdominal pain (4.6%), dyspepsia (2.4% to 4.7%), and nausea (3.5% to 5.5%).

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects of fenofibric acid (the active ingredient contained in Fibricor) alone or when co-administered with statins have included respiratory disorder (6.2%), rhinitis (2.3%), nasopharyngitis (3.3% to 4.7%), sinusitis (1.6% to 3.5%), and upper respiratory tract infection (2.9% to 5.3%). Respiratory side effects (greater than or equal to 3%) reported in long-term co-administration studies have included cough, pharyngolaryngeal pain, bronchitis, and influenza.

Musculoskeletal

Musculoskeletal side effects of fenofibric acid (the active ingredient contained in Fibricor) alone or when co-administered with a statin, have included pain (1.4% to 3.5%), arthralgia (3.5% to 4.9%), back pain (3.3% to 6.5%), muscle spasms (1.6% to 4.9%), myalgia (3.1% to 6.1%), and pain in extremity (2.7% to 4.5%). Musculoskeletal side effects (greater than or equal to 3%) reported in long-term co-administration studies have included musculoskeletal pain, increased blood creatine phosphokinase (CPK), and increased aspartate aminotransferase (AST).

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects of fenofibric acid (the active ingredient contained in Fibricor) alone or when co-administered with statins, have included fatigue (2.0% to 3.3%), dizziness (0.8% to 4.1%) and headache (11.9% to 16.7%). Nervous system side effects (greater than or equal to 3%) reported in long-term co-administration studies have included insomnia and hypertension.

Hepatic

Hepatic side effects of fenofibric acid (the active ingredient contained in Fibricor) alone or when co-administered with a statin have included abnormal liver tests (7.5%), increased ALT (0.4% to 3.1%), creatine phosphokinase increased (3%), and increased AST (3.4%). Hepatic side effects (greater than or equal to 3%) reported in long-term co-administration have included increased hepatic enzyme.

Genitourinary

Genitourinary side effects (greater than or equal to 3%) reported in long-term co-administration studies have included urinary tract infection.

Other

Other side effects reported postmarketing have included pancreatitis, acute renal failure, hepatitis, uremia, and cirrhosis.

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