Side Effects of Fenofibric Acid
There are certain side effects of fenofibric acid that should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately, including easy bruising or bleeding, shortness of breath, and muscle pain. However, most side effects are mild and can be treated easily. Some of these more common side effects include headache, dizziness, and nausea.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with fenofibric acid delayed-release (Trilipix™ or choline fenofibrate). However, not everyone who takes the drug will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor, meaning they either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with fenofibric acid. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of fenofibric acid side effects with you.)
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.