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Trilipix Side Effects

Generic Name: fenofibric acid

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug fenofibric acid. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Trilipix.

In Summary

More frequent side effects include: abnormal hepatic function tests. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

For the Consumer

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

As well as its needed effects, fenofibric acid (the active ingredient contained in Trilipix) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

If any of the following side effects occur while taking fenofibric acid, check with your doctor immediately:

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
  • slow or fast heartbeat
  • sweating
  • swollen joints
  • tightness in the chest
  • trouble sleeping
  • vomiting

Minor Side Effects

Some fenofibric acid side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned 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
  • stomach discomfort, upset, or pain

For Healthcare Professionals

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

General

The most frequently reported side effects were abnormal liver function tests, AST increased, ALT increased, creatine phosphokinase increased, and rhinitis.[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Common (1% to 10%): Back pain, arthralgia, myalgia, pain in extremity
Postmarketing reports: Rhabdomyolysis, muscle spasm[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Abdominal pain, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, dyspepsia
Postmarketing reports: Pancreatitis[Ref]

Hepatic

Common (1% to 10%): Liver function tests abnormal, ALT increased, AST increased
Postmarketing reports: Hepatitis, cirrhosis[Ref]

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Respiratory disorder, rhinitis, nasopharyngitis, sinusitis, upper respiratory tract infection[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache, dizziness[Ref]

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Creatine phosphokinase increased, pain
Postmarketing reports: Asthenia[Ref]

Hematologic

Postmarketing reports: Anemia, hemoglobin decreased, hematocrit decreased, WBC decreased[Ref]

Renal

Postmarketing reports: Acute renal failure, renal failure[Ref]

Metabolic

Postmarketing reports: High density lipoprotein cholesterol levels severely depressed[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Fibricor (fenofibric acid)." AR Scientific Inc, Philadelphia, PA.

2. "Product Information. Trilipix (fenofibric acid)." Abbott Pharmaceutical, Abbott Park, IL.

It is possible that some side effects of Trilipix may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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