Trilipix Side Effects
Headaches, back pain, and nausea are some of the most common side effects reported with Trilipix. Problems with this medication are typically mild and, in most cases, can be treated easily. However, certain side effects are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider right away, including frequent infections, easy bruising, or chest pain.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Trilipix™ (fenofibric acid delayed-release, also known as choline fenofibrate). However, not everyone who takes the drug will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it 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 Trilipix. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Trilipix side effects with you.)
Trilipix has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, side effects were documented and compared to those that occurred in a similar group of people taking other cholesterol medications.
Based on these studies, the most common Trilipix side effects included:
- Headaches -- in up to 12 percent of people
- Back pain -- up to 6.3 percent
- Upper respiratory tract infection (such as the common cold) -- up to 5.3 percent
- Arm or leg pain -- up to 4.5 percent
- Nausea -- up to 4.3 percent
- Dizziness -- up to 4.1 percent.
Other common side effects, occurring in 1 to 4 percent of people, included:
- Indigestion or heartburn
- Sinus infection or irritation
- Inflammation of the nose and throat
- Joint pain
- Muscle spasms.