Drug Interactions With Fenofibric Acid
Certain medications may cause fenofibric acid drug interactions, including warfarin, cyclosporine, and bile-acid sequestrants. These medications can potentially prevent fenofibric acid from being absorbed or increase your risk of kidney problems or bleeding. In order to minimize your chances of developing interactions, make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking before starting treatment.
Fenofibric acid delayed-release (Trilipix™ or choline fenofibrate) is a prescription cholesterol medication. It can potentially interact with a few other medications. Some of the medications that may lead to interactions with fenofibric acid include:
- Bile-acid sequestrant cholesterol medications, including:
- Colchicine (Colcrys®)
- Cyclosporine (Gengraf®, Neoral®, Sandimmune®)
- Warfarin (Coumadin®, Jantoven®).
Some of these drug interactions may increase your risk for developing serious muscle problems (see Trilipix and Muscle Pain). For people taking fenofibric acid, if you experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness (especially if they accompanied by a fever or feeling of illness), it is important to contact your healthcare provider immediately.
Please note that this article refers to fenofibric acid delayed-release capsules (also known as choline fenofibrate, sold under the brand name Trilipix), not other similar medications, including fenofibric acid tablets or other fibrate medications. For more information about these medications, please see the following articles:
- Fibricor (fenofibric acid tablets)
- Antara (fenofibrate)
- Lofibra (fenofibrate)
- Lipofen (fenofibrate)
- Tricor (fenofibrate)
- Triglide (fenofibrate).
All fenofibric acid, choline fibrate, and fenofibrate medications end up as fenofibric acid in the body eventually.