FENOFIBRATE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

TriCor (fenofibrate) for Hypertriglyceridemia: “This drug has helped me in a month go from 432 on my triglycerides to 339. Had slight side effects (minor nausea and constipation), how ever the slight side effects don’t nearly come close to the health benefits I’m relieving.. has also lower my blood sugar 50-75 points on average. I went from possibly going into the ICU to be in no immediate danger in a month or less time..”

Greggl (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 4, 2018

For Hyperlipoproteinemia: “Was put on Fenafibrate by my Dr and 12 days later I had to stop due to extreme fatigue, rash on hands and arms, pain in upper right chest, felt tired all the time. It did not seem to agree with me, so I’m back to square one”

Neikoanthony (taken for less than 1 month) January 31, 2018

For Hyperlipoproteinemia: “I took fenofibrate for four months and thought this is finally a drug I could take with no side effects…however…the fourth month I had such leg pain I could hardly walk..my thighs and calves felt like I had blood clots. My husband suggested it might be my the fenofibrate so I stopped taking it immediately. The third day I could walk again with no pain. I then realized other side effects were runny nose, headaches, other muscle pain. I saw my Dr today after stopping medication three weeks ago and told him how much better I felt…he was not happy I quit the medication and suggested the side effects are all in my mind…needless to say I’m looking for a new Dr.”

SJCraw (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 28, 2017

For Hypertriglyceridemia: “I was prescribed this medicine to address high triglyceride and low HDL levels. In eight months of using fenofibrate and adjusting my diet, my total cholesterol went down 30%, my LDL went from 106 to 80, HDL went from 33 to 44, and my triglyceride numbers plummeted over 75% from 300 to 70.The side effect I experienced was a weight gain of 10 pounds within the first month and it stayed at that level for the eight month period. I did not experience any other side effect.Cost of medication with insurance is $15 a month.”

wavestillmanzz12 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 27, 2017

For Hypertriglyceridemia: “My triglycerides were a whopping 758, so my Dr decided to put me on 145mg of Fenofibrate daily. I’ve only been on the medication for 3 days now, and I’m experiencing extreme fatigue, pains in chest and back and headache. I’m trying to stick with it hoping the symptoms go away after a few weeks, but mot sure how much longer I can continue this way.”

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) June 24, 2017

For Hypertriglyceridemia: “Extreme sickness while taking over 2 months I had no idea it was making me sick. I am diabetic and was also on metoprolol. Shortness of breath, chest pains, extreme nausea, diarrhea, back burning, joint pain ,leg pain and twitching ,organ pain, high wbc count, hypoglycemia, insomnia and worst of all headaches. I just found out it was this after they almost sent me for a bone marrow biopsy. I was sure I was having a reaction. I stopped 3 days so far no problems anymore. Now just worried about damaged it caused..”

Blue .r (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 11, 2017

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