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Lofibra and Joint Pain

Numerous side effects may develop with the use of Lofibra, and joint pain is a common one that can usually be treated with at-home remedies. Suggestions for alleviating joint pain include over-the-counter medications, moist heat, or cold packs. If you are taking Lofibra and joint pain does not subside within a few months, your healthcare provider may adjust your dosage or switch you to another cholesterol medicine.

Lofibra and Joint Pain: An Overview

Joint pain is a rare but possible side effect of Lofibra® (fenofibrate). It has been reported in more than 1 percent of cases.

Lofibra and Joint Pain: Suggestions

If you are taking Lofibra and joint pain is a problem, there are some things that you can try for short-term relief, such as medications and heat/cold remedies.
Patients taking Lofibra with joint pain often benefit from using over-the-counter pain relief medicines, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol®), aspirin, or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Motrin® or Advil®).
Heat/Cold Remedies
Moist heat (such as a warm bath or shower) or dry heat (such as a heating pad) placed on the painful area of the joint for about 15 minutes may relieve pain. In some cases, cold packs (a bag of ice or frozen vegetables wrapped in a towel) can relieve pain or numb the sore area. If you have poor circulation, do not use cold packs. Water therapy in a heated pool or whirlpool may also relieve joint pain and stiffness.

Lofibra and Joint Pain: A Summary

For people taking Lofibra, joint pain is possible. Make sure to talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you are taking Lofibra and joint pain develops. Also, keep in mind that it is not possible for your healthcare provider to know whether you will have a side effect with a medicine that you have never taken. Therefore, if you notice any joint pain while taking the drug, notify your healthcare provider. If the joint pain continues after the first couple of months, he or she may recommend adjusting the Lofibra dosage or switching to another cholesterol medication.
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