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Healthcare providers recommend choline fenofibrate for treating unhealthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels. This medication is available by prescription only and comes in the form of a delayed-release capsule that is taken once a day. Nausea, headaches, and diarrhea are some of the most commonly reported side effects. Unlike many similar medications, it can be used in combination with a statin medication.

What Is Choline Fenofibrate?

Choline fenofibrate (Trilipix®) is a prescription medication used for treating unhealthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It works to lower bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol), decrease triglycerides, and increase good cholesterol (HDL cholesterol). Unlike other similar medications, it is approved to be used in combination with statins.
 
(Click What Is Choline Fenofibrate Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Potential Side Effects

Just like any medicine, side effects are possible with choline fenofibrate; however, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provide. Most people do not need to stop this medicine due to side effects.
 
Some of the most common reactions seen with choline fenofibrate include:
 
 
Keep in mind that if you experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially if accompanied by a fever or a feeling of illness, it is important to contact your healthcare provider right away. This could be a sign of a serious, life-threatening muscle problem (see Trilipix and Muscle Pain for more information).
 
(Click Choline Fenofibrate Side Effects to learn more, including other potentially serious reactions that should be reported to your healthcare provider.)
 
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