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Side Effects of Fenofibric Acid

Common Side Effects

Fenofibric acid has been thoroughly studied in clinical trials. In these studies, side effects were documented and compared to side effects that occurred in a similar group of people taking other cholesterol medications.
 
Based on these studies, the most common fenofibric acid side effects included:
 
  • Headaches -- in up to 12 percent of people
  • Back pain -- up to 6.3 percent
  • Upper respiratory tract infection (such as the common cold) -- up to 5.3 percent
  • Arm or leg pain -- up to 4.5 percent
  • Nausea -- up to 4.3 percent
  • Dizziness -- up to 4.1 percent.
     
Other common side effects, occurring in 1 to 4 percent of people, included:
 

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. There is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
 
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