Fibricor Side Effects
Generic Name: fenofibric acid
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on July 12, 2020.
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.
More frequent side effects include: thrombophlebitis, abnormal hepatic function tests, and increased serum alanine aminotransferase. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
For the Consumer
Applies to fenofibric acid: oral capsule delayed release, oral tablet
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
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:
- Body aches or pain
- difficulty with breathing
- ear congestion
- loss of voice
- nasal congestion
- runny nose
- sore throat
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- Bladder pain
- bloody or cloudy urine
- blurred vision
- cough producing mucus
- difficult, burning, or painful urination
- difficulty with moving
- 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
- pain in the arms or legs
- pounding in the ears
- slow or fast heartbeat
- swollen joints
- tightness in the chest
- trouble sleeping
Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention
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:
- Acid or sour stomach
- difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
- pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
- stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to fenofibric acid: oral delayed release capsule, oral tablet
Common (1% to 10%): Back pain, arthralgia, myalgia, pain in extremity
Postmarketing reports: Rhabdomyolysis, muscle spasm[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Liver function tests abnormal, ALT increased, AST increased
Common (1% to 10%): Respiratory disorder, rhinitis, nasopharyngitis, sinusitis, upper respiratory tract infection
Postmarketing reports: Interstitial lung disease[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Headache, dizziness[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Creatine phosphokinase increased, pain
Postmarketing reports: Asthenia[Ref]
Postmarketing reports: Anemia, hemoglobin decreased, hematocrit decreased, WBC decreased[Ref]
Postmarketing reports: Acute renal failure, renal failure[Ref]
Postmarketing reports: High density lipoprotein cholesterol levels severely depressed[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Urticaria, rash
Postmarketing reports: Photosensitivity reactions
Photosensitivity reactions have been reported days to months after initiation; in some cases, patients had reported a prior photosensitivity reaction to ketoprofen.
1. "Product Information. Fibricor (fenofibric acid)." AR Scientific Inc, Philadelphia, PA.
2. "Product Information. Trilipix (fenofibric acid)." Abbott Pharmaceutical, Abbott Park, IL.
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