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What is Tricor used for?

Tricor is a medication prescribed to help reduce cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. It is important to treat high or unhealthy cholesterol levels because it will reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, a condition where your arteries become clogged and causes your heart to work harder to pump blood around your body. Lowering triglycerides in people with high triglyceride blood levels may decrease the risk of pancreas disease. This medication is used along with a proper diet to help lower “bad” cholesterol and fats, and raise “good’ cholesterol in the blood.  In addition to proper diet, other lifestyle changes may help this medication work better, including exercising, losing weight if you are overweight, and stopping smoking.

You can buy Tricor (Fenofibrate) online at My Drug Center. We have the Tricor generic, called Fenofibrate, available for purchase as well.


How does Tricor work?

Tricor is an oral medication that contains the active ingredient Fenofibrate. It belongs to a class of drugs called fibrates. The Fenofibrate dosage in this medication works by increasing the natural substance (enzyme) that breaks down fats in the blood, and helps the body eliminate triglycerides. In other words, it speeds up the natural processes that remove cholesterol from the body.

Before taking Tricor or the Fenofibrate generic, read all the instructions and paper work that given to you by your pharmacist. Take your Tricor dosage orally once a day; swallow the tablet or capsule whole and do not crush, chew, dissolve, or open it. Make sure you take it at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Fenofibrate dosage in your system. This medication should be taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. The Tricor dosage that you take will depend on your condition and your age. Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change or increase your dose.


Tricor or the Fenofibrate generic 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 especially those relating to kidney disease, liver disease, or gall bladder problems. 

It is always important to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your treatments, including over-the-counter (OTC) medications; vitamins, nutritional shakes, protein powders, and other supplements; herbal treatments or other alternative medicines; and any illegal or recreational drugs to avoid interactions or unwanted side effects of Fenofibrate.

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

Some common Tricor side effects include:

Mild headache, nausea, constipation, and runny nose

Some serious Tricor side effects include:

Persistent nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine

If any side effects of Fenofibrate 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.


What is Fenofibrate?

Fenofibrate is a drug used in medicine for its therapeutic effects and benefits; it is the active ingredient found inside Tricor. Fenofibrate belongs to the drug class called fibrates (fibric acid derivatives). It is taken by mouth, metabolized by glucuronic acid (a derivative of glucose produced in the liver), and excreted mainly through the urine with a half life of 20 hours.


What is Fenofibrate used for?

Fenofibrate, or Tricor, is used mainly for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia or mixed dyslipidemia; these are conditions characterized by high levels of fatty acids (such as cholesterol or triglycerides) in the blood. Leaving these conditions untreated can lead to further health complications, such as atherosclerosis (clogged arteries).


How does Fenofibrate work?

Using fenofibrate (Tricor) will help reduce the total amount of fatty acids (cholesterol and triglycerides) in the blood by activating a certain receptor. Activating this particular receptor will trigger production of the enzyme that breaks down fat in blood, thus reducing the total amount of fat found in the blood. This medication works best when combined with proper eating and lifestyle changes (such as exercising, or losing weight and/or quitting smoking if necessary).


What are the side effects of Fenofibrate?

All medications pose the risk of side effects; Tricor may risk side effects such as mild headache, nausea, constipation, and runny nose. These side effects should not alarm you; however, if they persist over time or worsen, you should inform your doctor as there may be a better medication for you.


When to take Fenofibrate?

Your doctor will let you know when prescribing the medication when the best time to take the dose is. Follow those directions very carefully. Otherwise, you may take the dose at any time of day as long as you take it at the same time each day. You should take your dose with a meal unless otherwise directed by your doctor.


What is the generic for Tricor drug?

The generic alternative for Tricor is named after the active ingredient; fenofibrate. We carry the brand and the generic alternative at My Drug Center, accessible with a valid prescription.


How much does Tricor cost?

Tricor is a moderately priced medication in the United States. Tricor is not typically covered by most medicare plans and even the generic alternative can be considered moderately high priced; 90 tablets (145mg) can be found for an average retail price of a few hundred dollars. A similar supply at My Drug Center is much more affordable; 100 tablets (145mg) for only $49.00 ($0.49 per tablet). You can access these prices when you purchase Tricor with a valid prescription through My Drug Center.


Who makes Tricor medication?

The brand-name Tricor medication is manufactured by AbbVie Inc., publicly traded biopharmaceutical company which also makes other popular brand-name medications such as Synthroid (levothyroxine sodium tablets).

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