Trilipix (Fenofibric acid)
Trilipix is a cholesterol-lowering medicine used, in addition to an appropriate diet, to treat adults with high cholesterol. Trilipix reduces bad cholesterol (LDL-C), total cholesterol, triglycerides, and apolipoprotein B; and increases good cholesterol (HDL-C). It is also used, in combination with another cholesterol-lowering medicine known as statins (such as atorvastatin, fluvastatin, or pravastatin), to reduce triglycerides and increase HDL-C in patients with high cholesterol and high triglycerides.
Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medications while you are taking Trilipix. Trilipix may have an effect on medications that help prevent blood clotting (such as the blood thinner warfarin). If you are taking Trilipix with a blood thinner medication, your doctor will monitor your blood-clotting tests. Also, tell your doctor about any cholesterol-lowering medicines you may be taking as he or she will need to determine if the combination of Trilipix and one of those medications is right for you.
Trilipix can cause liver problems. Your doctor will monitor your liver function.
Trilipix can increase your risk of developing gallstones. Call your doctor immediately if you experience abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting. These may be signs of inflammation of your gallbladder or pancreas. Your doctor will also do studies to test for gallstones.
Trilipix can cause serious muscle conditions that may lead to kidney damage. Your risk can increase if you are also taking statins. Tell your doctor immediately if you experience unexplained muscle pain, weakness, or tenderness, especially if you also have a fever or general body discomfort.
Trilipix can cause pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), severe allergic reactions, blood abnormalities, and clotting problems.