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Triglide and Depression

There are a number of potential side effects that may occur with the use of Triglide, and depression is one that occurs in less than 1 percent of people. Because this side effect occurs so infrequently, it is difficult to tell whether it is actually caused by the Triglide itself or other factors. A few symptoms of depression include feelings of hopelessness and pessimism; loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed; and difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions.

Is a Triglide Side Effect Depression?

There are many possible side effects for people taking Triglide™ (fenofibrate). One rare Triglide side effect, occurring in less than 1 percent of people who take the drug, is depression. Given how infrequently depression occurs in people taking Triglide, it is difficult to say whether the depression is actually caused by the medicine or something else. This is especially true since in any given one-year period, 9.5 percent of the population (about 18.8 million American adults) suffers from depression.

Triglide and Depression -- What to Look For

Possible symptoms of depression include:
  • A persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood
  • Feelings of hopelessness and pessimism
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and helplessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed, including sex
  • Decreased energy, fatigue, and being "slowed down"
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, and making decisions
  • Insomnia, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
  • Appetite and/or weight loss or overeating and weight gain
  • Thoughts of death or suicide; suicide attempts
  • Restlessness and irritability
  • Persistent physical symptoms that do not respond to treatment, such as headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic pain.
Keep in mind that there are other conditions that can share similar symptoms with depression. If you experience any of these possible symptoms of depression while taking Triglide, you should visit your healthcare provider so that the problem can be diagnosed and treated.
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