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Can long-term use of tricor (fenofibrate) cause cirrhosis of the liver?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Cirrhosis

In a recent study 0.
3% of patients taking tricor (fenofibrate) had cirrhosis. There were over 14, 000 patients covered. That's a pretty low incidence of cirrhosis for any population. Not a big risk with the drug.

In brief: Cirrhosis

In a recent study 0.
3% of patients taking tricor (fenofibrate) had cirrhosis. There were over 14, 000 patients covered. That's a pretty low incidence of cirrhosis for any population. Not a big risk with the drug.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Family Medicine

In brief: Family practice

It is recommended to follow the liver enzyme panel which is a blood test.
If any elevation of them occurs it needs to be stopped. It could cause cirrhosis.

In brief: Family practice

It is recommended to follow the liver enzyme panel which is a blood test.
If any elevation of them occurs it needs to be stopped. It could cause cirrhosis.
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
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