What is Tricor : Uses, Warnings & Interactions

WHAT IS TRICOR?

TriCor (Tricor) helps to lower cholesterol and triglycerides (fatty acids) in the blood.
High levels of such fats in Tricor blood are associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis (clogged arteries).

TriCor is used to treat high cholesterol and high triglyceride levels.

TriCor may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Common Tricor Prescriptions

  • Tricor
    145mg Tablet
  • Tricor
    48mg Tablet

How to Take Tricor

  • Take your medicine as directed. Your dose may need to be changed several times to find what works best for you.
  • Take Fenoglide®, Lipofen®, or Tricor® with a meal. Antara® and Triglide® can be taken with or without a meal.
  • Swallow Antara® capsules, Triglide® tablets, or Tricor® tablets whole. Do not open, crush, break, chew, or dissolve them.
  • Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
  • Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Swallow Antara® capsules, Triglide® tablets, or Tricor® tablets whole. Do not open, crush, break, chew, or dissolve them.
  • Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
  • Take your medicine as directed. Your dose may need to be changed several times to find what works best for you.
  • Take Fenoglide®, Lipofen®, or Tricor® with a meal. Antara® and Triglide® can be taken with or without a meal.
  • Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

What are the possible side effects of Tricor?

Tricor may cause serious side effects including:

  • sharp stomach pain spreading to your back or shoulder blade,
  • loss of appetite,
  • stomach pain after just having a meal,
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice),
  • fever,
  • chills,
  • weakness,
  • sore throat,
  • mouth sores,
  • unusual bruising or bleeding,
  • chest pain,
  • sudden cough,
  • wheezing,
  • rapid breathing,
  • coughing up blood, and
  • swelling, warmth, or redness in an arm or leg

Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.

The most common side effects of Tricor include:

  • runny nose,
  • sneezing, and
  • abnormal laboratory tests

Tell the doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of Tricor. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Tricor Alerts

  • If you are pregnant or have kidney disease, blood clotting problems, diabetes, heart disease or thyroid problems, tell your doctor with you using Tricor.
  • (tricor) This medicine may cause the following problems: Myopathy or rhabdomyolysis (serious muscle problems) Pancreatitis Increased risk of gallstones
  • To check the effects of this drug, your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits.
  • Keep all appointments.
  • Keep all medicines out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • Muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness
  • Sudden and severe stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, fever or loss of appetite
  • Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness

Tricor Contraindications

  • This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to fenofibrate or fenofibric acid, or you are breastfeeding. Do not use it if you receive kidney dialysis or have active liver disease or gallbladder disease.
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Do not breast-feed while using this medicine, and for at least 5 days after your last dose. It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

Take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Avoid eating foods high in fat or cholesterol, or TriCor will not be as effective. Avoid drinking alcohol. It can raise triglyceride levels and may increase your risk of liver damage.

Avoid eating foods high in fat or cholesterol, or fenofibrate will not be as effective. Avoid drinking alcohol. It can raise triglyceride levels and may increase your risk of liver damage.

Use Tricor(Oral) exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

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