Tricor and Joint Pain
There are a number of possible side effects that may develop with the use of Tricor, and joint pain is a problem that occurs in more than 1 percent of people. If you do experience joint pain while taking Tricor, you can try using over-the-counter pain relief medications, moist or dry heat, and/or cold packs to help alleviate the pain. If the pain does not go away after the first couple of months, contact your healthcare provider. He or she may recommend adjusting your dosage or trying a different cholesterol medicine.
Joint pain is a rare but possible side effect of Tricor® (fenofibrate). More than 1 percent of people taking Tricor experience joint pain.
If you are taking Tricor and joint pain is a problem, there are some things that you can try. These short-term relief suggestions include medications and heat and cold remedies.
People with joint pain who are taking Tricor often benefit from using over-the-counter pain relief medicines, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol®), aspirin, or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Motrin® or Advil®).
Moist heat (such as a warm bath or shower) or dry heat (such as a heating pad) placed on the painful area of the joint for about 15 minutes may relieve joint pain. In some cases, cold packs (a bag of ice or frozen vegetables wrapped in a towel) can relieve pain or numb the sore area. If you have poor circulation, do not use cold packs. Water therapy in a heated pool or whirlpool also may relieve joint pain and stiffness.