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Tricor, also know by the generic name Fenofibrate is prescribed to lower unwanted cholesterol and fats like LDL and triglycerides and help maintain healthy levels of good cholesterol like HDL in the body. Fenofibrate is know as a fibrate can lower triglycerides in the body and may also lower the risk of pancreatitis. This medication works best when combined with diet and exercise.
Tricor is taken orally once a day with or without food. Additionally it is best to also maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly to maintain good levels of cholesterol. Tricor should be taken regularly, and you should continue using Tricor even if you are feeling well. It can take upwards to two months along with diet and exercise to see the best results.
Dosage can depend on your initial diagnosis and response to treatment. Follow your doctors instructions to make sure you are taking the correct dose of Tricor.
Tricor is the brand name of the generic medication Fenofibrate and comes in various brands other than Tricor. Do not switch brand names during your treatment as they may have different instructions for how and when to take the medication. Follow your doctors prescription and continue using only the prescribed brand.
If you are using other medications to help with your cholesterol levels take Tricor at least an hour before other medications. You may also take Tricor four to six hours after any other cholesterol medication.
Speak to your doctor about any known allergies before taking Tricor as there could be ingredients that can induce an allergic reaction. Disclose any prior medical conditions, current medication, and any supplements to ensure a safe and effective treatment with Tricor.
Some side effects can include:
abdominal or stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, back pain, headache, runny or stuffy nose, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine, rash, itching and swelling
If any side effect becomes too severe while using Tricor speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing these side effects.
Q: Can I use Tricor while pregnant or breast feeding?
A: You should not take Tricor while pregnant because it can effect the unborn child. There is not enough data to know if the medication can pass into the breast milk of the nursing mother. Consult with your doctor to understand the risk involved with taking Tricor while breast feeding.
Q: How should I store Tricor?
A: This medication is stored at room temperature and should be kept away from children and pets. Never dispose this medication in wastewater. If you are unsure of how to safely dispose unwanted or expired medications speak with your local pharmacist for disposal options.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose of Tricor?
A: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If your missed does is close to your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the scheduled dose to avoid double dosing.
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