As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with fenofibric acid, but not everyone who takes it will experience problems. However, most people tolerate the drug quite well. When people do develop side effects, in most cases, they are minor, meaning they either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or a healthcare professional. If side effects do occur, most people do not need to stop their medicine.
Some of the most common side effects with fenofibric acid include:
Keep in mind that if you experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially if they are accompanied by a fever or a feeling of illness, it is important to contact your healthcare provider immediately. This could be a sign of a serious, life-threatening muscle problem (see Trilipix and Muscle Pain for more information).
(Click Side Effects of Fenofibric Acid to learn more about the potential side effects of this drug.)
If you have any of the following conditions, you should discuss this with your healthcare provider prior to taking fenofibric acid:
- Gallbladder disease, including gallstones
- Liver disease, liver failure, or a history of liver disease
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant (see Trilipix and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Trilipix and Breastfeeding).
Also, tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Fenofibric Acid for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take this medication.)