Trilipix generic name fenofibric acid belongs to a family of drugs known to help reduce cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood as high levels of these types of fat in the blood are associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis which is clogged arteries.
This drug is used to lower high cholesterol and high triglyceride levels in the blood and is sometimes used with other cholesterol lowering medications.
It is suggested moderate drinking only while using this drug as the drug’s effectiveness may be decreased and the side effects may be increased.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that it is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription or over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before using this drug advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are using dietary or herbal supplements, are pregnant, plan to be or are breastfeeding, have severe kidney disease, on dialysis, liver disease, gallbladder disease, diabetes or underactive thyroid.
Less serious side effects are headache, dizzy, back pain, joint pain, mild back pain, diarrhea, upset stomach or cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing or sore throat. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives difficult breathing, tight chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, sharp stomach pain spreading to the back or shoulder blade, stomach pain after a meal, nausea, vomiting, clay coloured stools, jaundice, pain, swelling, warmth or redness in one or both legs, chest pain, sudden cough, wheezing, rapid breathing or fast heart rate.If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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