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 3  High Triglycerides Persistent abdominal pain, gas and bloating, particulary in the upper left quadrant of the abdomen. My insurance dropped Tricor coverage, so my doctor switched me to Triglide. I was very happy with Tricor. It worked very well and I did not have any side effects. While the Triglide worked well in terms of lipid regulatio, about a month in I developed nagging pains in my abdomen. The pains varied in terms of duration and level, but got progressively worse. The pains were fairly consistent, and did not improve with other medication/treatments. After a while, I started to think I might have developed ulcerative cholitis or an abdominal tumor. I had my doctor switch me to generic fenofibrate, and after about three weeks, the pain is gone. Only downside is I have to take the generic with food, whereas Tricor and Triglide could be taken on an empty stomach. I also don't know how well the generic is working, because I have yet to get follow up blood work. M 44 1 years
160mg 1X D

TRIGLIDE  (FENOFIBRATE):  Fenofibrate is used along with a proper diet to help lower "bad" cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It works by increasing the natural substance (enzyme) that breaks down fats in the blood. Fenofibrate belongs to a group of drugs known as "fibrates." Lowering triglycerides in people with very high triglyceride blood levels may decrease the risk of pancreas disease (pancreatitis). However, fenofibrate might not lower your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of fenofibrate. In addition to eating a proper diet (such as a low-cholesterol/low-fat diet), other lifestyle changes that may help this medication work better include exercising, losing weight if overweight, and stopping smoking. Consult your doctor for more details.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)