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Instruct patients to take Triglide once daily at the prescribed dose, swallowing each tablet whole. Additionally, instruct patients not to take chipped or broken tablets.
Instruct patients to keep Triglide in the original bottle to protect from moisture. The bottle contains a desiccant in the cap to protect tablets from moisture. Tablets should not be stored or placed in any other container, such as pill boxes or pill organizers.
Instruct patients to continue following an appropriate lipid-modifying diet while taking Triglide.
Advise patients not to use Triglide if they have a known hypersensitivity to fenofibrate or fenofibric acid.
Advise patients to promptly report any unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, particularly if accompanied by malaise or fever; onset of abdominal pain or other symptoms consistent with gallstones or pancreatitis; or any other new symptoms.
Inform patients that if they are taking coumarin anticoagulants, Triglide may increase their anticoagulant effect and that increased monitoring may be necessary.
Advise patients regarding medications that should not be taken in combination with Triglide or that may necessitate increased monitoring. Instruct patients to inform their health care providers regarding all medications, supplements, and herbal preparations that they are taking.
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/30/2015
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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