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Choline Fenofibrate Side Effects

Commonly reported side effects of choline fenofibrate include headache, back pain, and dizziness. These reactions are generally mild and easily treated -- in fact, most people have no problems when taking it. However, some reactions should be reported to your healthcare provider right away, including muscle pain and signs of an allergic reaction, such as difficulty breathing.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Choline Fenofibrate

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with choline fenofibrate (Trilipix®). However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it well. If adverse reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with choline fenofibrate. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Serious Choline Fenofibrate Side Effects

Some reactions to choline fenofibrate should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially if you also have a fever or feel ill, since these may be signs of a serious problem (see Trilipix and Muscle Pain)
  • Signs of gallbladder or pancreas problems, such as:
    • Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
  • Significant, unexplained changes in the amount of urine you produce, which may be a sign of kidney problems
  • Signs of liver damage, such as:
    • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
    • Upper-right abdominal pain (stomach pain)
    • Dark urine
    • High liver enzymes (found using a blood test)
  • Easy bruising or bleeding, or bleeding that is slow to stop
  • Frequent infections
  • Signs of a blood clot in the legs, such as pain or swelling
  • Signs of a blood clot in the lungs, such as chest pain, coughing blood, or shortness of breath
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Itching
    • Hives
    • Wheezing or difficulty breathing
    • Swelling of the mouth, tongue, or throat.
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