Trilipix is approved to help reduce triglyceride and cholesterol levels. It works by increasing the activity of an enzyme that breaks down triglyceride-rich particles and increases their removal from the body. The medication comes in the form of delayed-release capsules and is typically taken once daily. Possible side effects include headaches, dizziness, and nausea.
What Is Trilipix?
Trilipix™ (fenofibric acid delayed-release, also known as choline fenofibrate) is a prescription medication used for treating unhealthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It works to lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL cholesterol), decrease triglycerides, and increase "good" cholesterol (HDL cholesterol). Unlike other similar medications, Trilipix is approved to be used in combination with statins.
Who Makes This Medication?
Trilipix is made by Abbott Laboratories.
How Does Trilipix Work?
Trilipix belongs to a class of drugs known as fibric acid derivatives (also known as fibrates). It works by increasing the activity of an enzyme (lipoprotein lipase) that breaks down triglyceride-rich particles and increases their removal from the body. The medication can also decrease the amount of these particles that are made and released from the liver. Depending on the type of cholesterol problem you have, Trilipix may also:
In one group of clinical research studies, people taking Trilipix were able to:
- Reduce triglyceride levels by 31 percent
- Reduce LDL cholesterol by 5.1 percent
- Reduce total cholesterol by 12.4 percent
- Raise HDL cholesterol by 16.3 percent.
Studies have also shown that combining Trilipix with a statin can provide further benefit.