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Precautions and Warnings With Fenofibric Acid

There are many precautions and warnings with fenofibric acid to be aware of before starting treatment. It is important to know that studies have suggested that medications like fenofibric acid might increase the risk of death and blood clots in the legs or lungs. You should not take fenofibric acid if you are breastfeeding or have severe kidney disease, active liver disease, or gallbladder disease.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Fenofibric Acid?

You should have a discussion with your healthcare provider prior to taking fenofibric acid delayed-release (Trilipix™ or choline fenofibrate) if you have:
 
  • 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
  • Breastfeeding.
     
Also, tell your healthcare provider about all the other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
Finally, make sure to contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any muscle pain, weakness, or tenderness, especially if it is accompanied by body aches or a fever.
 
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:
 
 
All fenofibric acid, choline fibrate, and fenofibrate medications end up as fenofibric acid in the body eventually.
 
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