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Tricor can also be known by the generic name Fenofibrate and is usually prescribed to help lower unwanted cholesterol. Fenofibrate is usually prescribed along with a lifestyle change that includes diet and exercise. These additions to the medication can help lower cholesterol and prevent strokes or heart attacks
Before taking your prescribed medication read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist. Take Tricor orally once a day with a full glass of water. This medication can be taken with or without food. Make sure you take Tricor at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of medication in your system. For optimal results take this medication on a regular basis. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
This medication may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Tricor. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to kidney disease, gallbladder disease, liver disease, and alcohol abuse. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions with Tricor.
If you take other medication for cholesterol take Tricor an hour before or at least six hours after taking Tricor before you take other medication. This will help ensure that the medication is absorbed properly in the body.
Side effects for Tricor are: 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 effects become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A: A relapse in symptoms may occur depending on the severity of the condition, and you may experience side effects. You should speak to your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Q: What is the best dosage to take for Tricor?
A: You doctor will be able to determine the best dosage from the initial diagnosis.
Q: How long does it take for this medication to become active?
A: With diet and exercise it take up to two months before the medication has the best effect.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the missed dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping.
Q: What is the best way to store this medication?
A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets.
Q: How do I dispose of this medication?
A: Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. Some medication can be thrown away in dry waste, and some require a little preparation for disposal. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist to safely dispose any unwanted or experienced medication.
Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. It is uncertain if this drug can pass into the breast milk of nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.
Q: I noticed there is Tricor and Tricor Micronized, what is the difference?
A: Both contain the same medication, however, the micronized version of Tricor has increase bio availability and is more soluble. Your doctor will know which version of the medication best suites your treatment.
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