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Triglide and Joint Pain

If you are using Triglide and joint pain develops, there are a number of short-term relief suggestions that you can try. Some of these remedies include over-the-counter pain relief medications such as Tylenol and Motrin, moist heat (such as a warm bath or shower), dry heat (such as a heating pad), or cold packs. If the joint pain does not subside after a couple of months, your healthcare provider may recommend adjusting your dosage or switching to another cholesterol medicine.

Triglide and Joint Pain: An Overview

Joint pain is a rare but possible side effect of Triglide™ (fenofibrate), occurring in more than 1 percent of people who take the drug.

Triglide and Joint Pain: Suggestions

If you are taking Triglide and joint pain is a problem, there are some things that you can try. These short-term relief suggestions include medications and heat and cold remedies.
People who experience joint pain while taking Triglide 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 joint 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 also may relieve joint pain and stiffness.

Triglide and Joint Pain: Summary

For people taking Triglide, joint pain is a possible side effect. Make sure to talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you have concerns about Triglide and joint pain. 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 Triglide, talk to your healthcare provider. If the joint pain continues after the first couple of months, he or she may recommend adjusting the Triglide dosage or switching to another cholesterol medication.
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