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Fenoglide Side Effects

Respiratory problems, headaches, and back pain are some of the most common side effects that have been reported with Fenoglide. Problems with this medication are generally mild, and often require little or no treatment. However, some side effects are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately, including easy bruising or bleeding, shortness of breath, and frequent infections.

An Introduction to Fenoglide Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Fenoglide® (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 and 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 Fenoglide. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Fenoglide side effects with you.)

Common Side Effects of Fenoglide

Fenofibrate (the active ingredient in Fenoglide) 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 side effects of fenofibrate medications (like Fenoglide) include:
  • Abnormal liver function tests (routine blood tests) -- in up to 7.5 percent of people
  • Respiratory problems (the exact problems were not specified) -- up to 6.2 percent
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain) -- in up to 4.6 percent
  • Back pain -- up to 3.4 percent
  • Headaches -- up to 3.2 percent
Other common Fenoglide side effects, occurring in 1 to 4 percent of people, included:
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