Brand-name and generic forms of Trilipix (fenofibric acid delayed-release) are currently available. The generic versions come in two strengths. The FDA has given all of the generic versions an "AB" rating, meaning they are equivalent to the brand-name versions. However, generic medications may contain different inactive ingredients than the brand-name drug.
Is a Generic Version of Trilipix Available?
Trilipix™ (fenofibric acid delayed-release, also known as choline fibrate) is a prescription cholesterol medication. It belongs to a group of drugs known as fibrates. Trilipix is approved for the treatment of unhealthy cholesterol levels (such as high "bad" cholesterol or low "good" cholesterol) and high triglycerides.
The brand-name version of this medication is manufactured by Abbott Laboratories. However, it is also available in generic form.It is made by manufacturers such as:The version made by Global Pharmaceuticals is actually an "authorized generic," meaning that it is the real brand-name medication that is just packaged and sold under a generic name. It is exactly the same as Trilipix in every way, except it comes in a bottle with a generic name.
Availability of Generic TrilipixGeneric Trilipix capsules are available in the following strengths:
- Fenofibric acid 45 mg
- Fenofibric acid 135 mg.
- Global Pharmaceuticals (a division of Impax Laboratories)
- Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc.
Is Generic Fenofibric Acid as Good as Trilipix?
All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns a rating to each one.
An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic Trilipix versions currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Trilipix.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
Please note that fenofibric acid tablets (Fibricor®) are also available in generic form, but they are not technically equivalent to Trilipix, which comes in capsule form. Also, the two medications do not come in the same strengths (35 mg and 105 mg for fenofibric acid capsules; 45 mg and 135 mg for Trilipix tablets). Your pharmacist cannot automatically exchange the two medications without your healthcare provider's approval.