Tricor

Tricor

Tricor Application:

Cholesterol, Triglycerides

Tricor Generic names:

Fenofibrate, fenofibric acid, Lofibra, Lipanthyl, Fenocor-67

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Tricor (Fenofibrate) is used to control high level of cholesterol.
Tricor is a lipid-lowering agent. It lowers elevated blood triglyceride levels by making the liver produce fewer triglycerides.

Usage

Tricor is used to lower cholesterol and triglyceride (fat-like substances) levels in the blood.

The patient should be placed on a standard cholesterol-lowering diet before receiving Tricor and should continue on this diet during treatment with Tricor.

Dosage and Administration

Tricor should be taken orally with meal.

Tablets

Hypertriglyceridemia (to lower triglycerides):
The recommended initial adult dose for patients is 48 mg once daily. The dosage range is 48 to 145 mg once daily.

Hypercholesteremia (to lower cholesterol):
The recommended initial adult dose for patients is 145 mg once daily.

Capsules

Hypertriglyceridemia (to lower triglycerides):
The recommended initial adult dose for patients is 43 mg once daily.

Hypercholesteremia (to lower cholesterol):
The recommended initial adult dose for patients is 130 mg once daily.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take this medicine as soon as possible. Then go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

  • Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Keep out of the reach of children.
  • Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Warning and Precautions

Do not use Tricor if:

  • You have an unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines
  • You are taking Acenocoumarol, Anisindione, Atorvastatin, Cerivastatin, Dicumarol, Phenindione, Phenprocoumon, Pravastatin, Rosuvastatin, Simvastatin, Warfarin
  • Pregnancy category C
  • Breastfeeding. There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding
  • You have such diseases as
    • Gallbladder disease or
    • Gallstones or
    • Liver disease – Tricor may make these conditions worse
    • Kidney disease – higher blood levels of fenofibrate may result, which may increase the chance of side effects or make kidney problems worse. If you have severe kidney problems, you should NOT use Tricor.

Contraindications

Tricor is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensivity to any component of the formulation.

Adverse Reactions

Along with desirable effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects

  • Chills, fever, muscle aches and pains, or nausea and/or vomiting
  • Hives
  • Infections
  • Itching (generalized)
  • Skin rash
  • Bloating or pain of the stomach
  • Chronic indigestion
  • Cough and shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  • Dark urine
  • General ill feeling
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle cramps, pain, stiffness, swelling, or weakness
  • Nausea
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Unusual tiredness
  • Vomiting
  • Yellow eyes or skin

If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately.

Drug Abuse And Dependence

There is no information to indicate that abuse or dependency occurs with TRICOR.