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Abdominal pain, respiratory problems, and headaches are some of the most common problems that have been reported with Lipofen. With this medication, the side effects are typically minor and do not require medical attention in most cases. However, there are some potentially serious side effects of Lipofen that should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately, including easy bruising, frequent infections, and chest pain.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Lipofen® (fenofibrate). However, not everyone who takes the drug will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate this medicine quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor, meaning they 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 Lipofen. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Lipofen side effects with you.)
Lipofen has been thoroughly studied in clinical trials. In these studies, side effects were documented and compared to problems that occurred in a similar group of people taking other cholesterol medications.
Based on these studies, the most common side effects seen with Lipofen included:
- 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 side effects, occurring in 1 to 4 percent of people, included:
- Runny or stuffy nose.