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Tricor Micronized, also known 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 Micronized 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. This medication should be taken regularly, and you should continue using Tricor Micronized 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.
Tricor Micronized 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 Micronized at least an hour before other medications. You may also take the medication four to six hours after any other cholesterol medication.
Speak to your doctor about any known allergies before taking Tricor Micronized 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.
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 Micronized speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing these side effects.
Q: Can I use this medication while pregnant or breast feeding?
A: You should not take Tricor Micronized 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 Micronized while breast feeding.
Q: How should I store Tricor Micronized?
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 Micronized?
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.
Q: I noticed there is Tircor and Tricor Micronized, what is the difference?
A: Both medications have the same intended use and contain the same Fenofibrate medication. Mirconization is the process of milling down the pharmaceutical reducing the average particle diameter to increase the efficacy of the drug. Your doctor will know which type of Tricor to prescribe based on your condition and response to the treatment.
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