A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. Get medical attention right away if you experience any extremely serious side effects, such as chest pain, sudden pain, redness, or swelling, usually in the leg, or infection-related symptoms, such as a persistent sore throat, fever, swollen lymph nodes, chills, or cough. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. Inform your doctor right away if you experience any of the unlikely but serious side effects listed below: persistent nausea or vomiting, appetite loss, stomach or abdominal pain, yellowing of the skin or eyes, or dark urine. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any additional effects not covered above. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. For medical advice about side effects in the US, call your doctor. Do not miss any of your scheduled lab visits. The side effects of this medication are generally not severe in users. Only very rarely has this medication significantly decreased HDL ("good" cholesterol) levels. Keep in mind that your doctor prescribed this medication because she felt the benefit to you outweighed the risk of side effects. If you experience any of the following symptoms, consult your doctor right away: muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness (especially when accompanied by a fever or unusual exhaustion), indications of kidney disease (such as a change in the amount of urine). Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: easy bleeding/bruising, unusual tiredness. This medication may infrequently result in muscle issues (which may infrequently result in the extremely serious condition known as rhabdomyolysis). The list of potential negative effects is not exhaustive. In a paradoxical turn of events, this is the exact opposite of what should occur with your HDL levels. This medication may rarely cause gallstones and liver problems. You can contact the FDA to report side effects by calling 1-800-FDA-1088 or visiting www.fda.gov/medwatch. Contact Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345 to report side effects. Your HDL cholesterol levels should be checked regularly.
Take your dose either one hour prior to or four to six hours following the administration of any of the following medications. More information about TriCor (fenofibrate) Side effects Drug interactions Dosage information During pregnancy or breastfeeding Reviews (15) Drug images Compare alternatives Pricing & coupons Generic availability In Spanish FDA approval history Patient resources Advanced Reading Other brands Lofibra, Triglide, Lipofen, Antara, Fenoglide Professional resources Prescribing Information Related treatment guides Hypertriglyceridemia Hyperlipoproteinemia This list does not include all possible drug interactions. Fenofibrate may interact with other medications, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal products. Some medicines can make TriCor much less effective when taken at the same time. Inform your doctor about all other medications you are taking, especially: This isn't a comprehensive list. interactions with TriCor (more information) cholestyramine; colesevelam; or colestipol. Colchicine, additional cholesterol-lowering drugs, blood thinners like warfarin, Coumadin, or Jantoven, or immunosuppressive drugs like anticancer drugs, steroids, and drugs to prevent organ transplant rejection can all impair immune function.
Breastfeeding is not advised while using this medication and for 5 days after stopping it due to the potential risk to the infant. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking fenofibrate if you have any allergies to it, other "fibrates" (like fenofibric acid), or other substances. Inform your doctor or pharmacist of your medical history before taking this medication, especially of: kidney disease, gallbladder disease, liver disease (such as biliary cholangitis, hepatitis), and alcohol use. Before breastfeeding, speak with your doctor. Describe the advantages and disadvantages to your doctor. During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. If this drug enters breast milk is a mystery. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as soy), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.