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Brand Name Tricor
Generic Name Fenofibrate
Category Cholesterol
Medication 160 and 200 mg

Information to have about Fenofibrate (Generic Equivalent to Tricor) . .

What is Tricor and what are its uses ?
How does Tricor Works (Mechanism) ?
Dosage: How should you take Tricor ?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Tricor
Tricor Warnings and Precautions.
Tricor Side effects.

Order Fenofibrate - Generic Equivalent to Tricor
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What is Tricor and what are its uses ?

Tricor (Fenofibrate) tablets can help lower blood fats and cholesterol for people who are at risk of getting inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) from having very high amounts of fats in their blood.

Tricor is only for patients whose blood fats are not controlled by diet. Tricor can also help some persons who have high cholesterol and blood fats that have not responded well to other standard cholesterol lowering drugs.

Tricor is not a cure, and it is unclear at this time if this drug helps prevent heart disease.


How does Tricor Works (Mechanism) ?

Tricor contains the active ingredient Fenofibrate, which is a type of medicine called a fibrate. Tricor works by decreasing the amount of fats (lipids) in the blood. These lipids include cholesterol and triglycerides.

Tricor increases the breakdown of LDL cholesterol and other 'bad fats' in the blood called triglycerides. Tricor also increases the levels of HDL cholesterol. This results in lowered levels of 'bad fats' and raised levels of 'good fats'.

Fibrates have an important role in the prevention of heart disease. They reduce the risk of fats being deposited in the major blood vessels of the heart. Any blockage in the blood vessels limits the amount of blood and therefore oxygen being carried to the heart muscle. In severe cases this can result in a heart attack (myocardial infarction). 

Tricor is only used when blood lipid levels cannot be lowered by diet and exercise alone. It is important to also follow a strict diet and exercise program when taking Tricor. 


Dosage: How should you take Tricor ?

Take Tricor tablets orally.

Swallow the tablets with a drink of water. Take your dose each day at a regular time. Tricor is generally taken with food. However, if you are taking Tricor tablets, you may take these doses with or without food.

Have you skipped your Tricor dose?

If you miss a dose of Tricor, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose of Tricor, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses of Tricor.

If you take too much of Tricor?
Incase of an overdose with Tricor seek medical emergency immediately.

Symptoms of Tricor overdose are not known.

Where should you store Tricor?
Store Tricor out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.

Store Tricor at room temperature below 30 degrees C (86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused amount of Tricor after the expiration date.

Available strengths of Tricor
Tricortablets are available in the strengths of 160 mg and 200 mg. 

Possible food and drug interactions when taking Tricor

The following drugs may interact with Tricor. They my increase or decrease the activity of Tricor.

Inform your health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way Tricor works.

Who should not take Tricor?

People who have had skin reactions to UV light during treatment with fibrates or ketoprofen should not take Tricor.

Tricor should not be used if you suffer from severely decreased kidney and liver function or gall bladder disease

Tricor should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.

Tricor should not be used if you suffer from liver damage occurring due to disorder of the bile duct (biliary cirrhosis).

If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using Tricor and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Tricor Warnings and Precautions.

Tricor will not cure your condition but it will help lower your triglyceride and cholesterol levels.

Tricor is only part of a total cholesterol-lowering program. Your health care professional or dietician can suggest a low-cholesterol and low-fat diet that will reduce your risk of getting heart and blood vessel disease. Avoid alcohol and smoking, and keep a proper exercise schedule.

If you are diabetic, close regulation and monitoring of your blood sugars can help your blood fat levels. Tricor may change the way your diabetic medication works, and sometimes will require that your prescriber change your medication dosages. Check with your prescriber or health care professional.

Tricor may cause drowsiness. Driving or operating machinery, or performing other tasks that require mental alertness requires caution when first starting Fenofibrate. You should not participate in these activities until you determine how Tricor affects you.

Tricor can increase your sensitivity to the sun and you may burn more easily. Use sunscreen and protective clothing during long periods outdoors. Tanning booths should be used with caution.

If you are going to have surgery, tell your prescriber or health care professional that you are taking Tricor.

Tricor Side effects.

Side effects of Tricor that should be reported to your health care professional as soon as possible:

  • abdominal pain
  • cough or hoarseness
  • dark yellow or brown urine
  • fever or chills
  • lower back or side pain
  • muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness
  • nausea and vomiting
  • pain or difficulty passing urine
  • skin rash or skin-bruising
  • sore throat that does not go away
  • unusual tiredness
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects of Tricor that usually do not require medical attention:

  • blurred vision
  • constipation or mild diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • headache
  • increased sensitivity to the sun or ultraviolet light
  • sexual dysfunction (loss of sexual desire - rare)
  • stomach gas, heartburn or upset.