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Review: could Fenofibrate cause Itching?

Summary: Itching could be caused by Fenofibrate, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Niaspan, and have Blood cholesterol increased.

We study 8,801 people who have side effects while taking Fenofibrate from FDA and social media. Among them, 282 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Fenofibrate

Fenofibrate (latest outcomes from 9,088 users) has active ingredients of fenofibrate. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Itching

Itching (latest reports from 537,461 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 8,837 people reported to have side effects when taking Fenofibrate. Among them, 282 people (3.19%) have Itching. They amount to 0.05% of all the 536,418 people who have Itching on eHealthMe.

Trend of Itching in Fenofibrate reports

Time on Fenofibrate when people have Itching * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itching29.63%29.63%33.33%3.70%3.70%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Fenofibrate * :

FemaleMale
Itching44.44%55.56%

Age of people who have Itching when taking Fenofibrate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itching0.00%0.00%0.00%0.48%4.35%12.08%23.67%59.42%

Severity of Itching when taking Fenofibrate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Itching ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Itching0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (44 people, 15.60%)
  2. Blood triglycerides increased (23 people, 8.16%)
  3. Hypertension (19 people, 6.74%)
  4. High density lipoprotein decreased (15 people, 5.32%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (14 people, 4.96%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Niaspan (82 people, 29.08%)
  2. Aspirin (65 people, 23.05%)
  3. Lisinopril (33 people, 11.70%)
  4. Simcor (24 people, 8.51%)
  5. Crestor (19 people, 6.74%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • I take lisinopril and the fenofibrate right before I go to bed. I have been on fenofibrate for 6 months. When I go to bed I start itching really bad and I have insomnia. could my meds be causing this?

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