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Before starting any prescription medication, you should review all relevant precautions and warnings. With fenofibrate, it's important to know that certain people should not take the medicine, including those who are allergic to the drug, those with severe kidney or liver disease, or those who have gallbladder disease. Precautions and warnings with fenofibrate extend to potential side effects, such as increased liver enzymes, serious muscle problems, or increased risk of gallstones.

Fenofibrate: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Prior to taking fenofibrate (Triglide®, Tricor®, Antara®, Fenoglide®, Lipofen®, or Lofibra®), you should talk to your healthcare provider if you have:
  • Diabetes
  • Gallbladder disease or gallstones
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease or kidney failure
  • Liver disease or liver failure
  • Thyroid gland problems
  • An allergy to fenofibrate or to any other medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
It is also important to let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding
  • A frequent user of alcoholic beverages.
Tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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