Trilipix Warnings and Precautions

Specific Trilipix Warnings and Precautions

Some precautions and warnings to be aware of prior to taking Trilipix include the following:
 
  • Make sure to contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any muscle pain, weakness, or tenderness, especially if accompanied by a fever or if you feel ill (see Trilipix and Muscle Pain).
     
  • Trilipix can cause increased liver enzymes (which can be a sign of liver problems) or high creatinine levels (which can be a sign of kidney problems). Both of these abnormalities are found using standard blood tests.
     
  • Trilipix can interact with certain medications (see Trilipix Drug Interactions).
     
  • This drug may increase the risk of gallbladder disease, including gallstones.
     
  • Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) has been reported rarely in people taking Trilipix or other similar medications. This could be a direct result of the medication or might simply be a complication of high triglyceride levels (one of the conditions Trilipix is used to treat).
     
  • Surprisingly, studies have suggested that medications similar to Trilipix might actually increase the risk of death. It is not yet clear how Trilipix may affect the risk of death due to heart disease or other causes.
     
  • Studies have suggested that medications like Trilipix might increase the risk of blood clots in the legs or lungs.
     
  • Trilipix is a pregnancy Category C medicine, which means it may not be safe for use during pregnancy, although the full risks are currently unknown. If you become pregnant while taking this drug, talk to your healthcare provider immediately (see Trilipix and Pregnancy).
     
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