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.
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).
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed August 21, 2013.
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