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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.
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.
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 Tricor 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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