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Description

Tricor (generic name: fenofibrate / fenofibric acid; brand names include: Lipicard / Lofibra / Lipanthyl / Fenocor-67) is in a class of medications called fibrates which are effective at targeting triglycerides (fats in the blood).

Fibrates help lower triglyceride levels by reducing the amount of VLDL (the triglyceride-carrying particle that circulates in the blood), which speeds up the removal of triglycerides.

Tricor tablets are used to help reduce levels of lipids or fats (such as cholesterol or triglycerides) in the blood, and to help increase the level of HDL (good cholesterol) in the blood.

Tricor, in addition to appropriate diet, is used to treat adults with high cholesterol, with or without elevated triglycerides (Fredrickson types IIa and IIb). Tricor reduces elevated LDL-C (bad cholesterol), total cholesterol, triglycerides and apolipoprotein B, and increases HDL-C (good cholesterol). Tricor, in addition to appropriate diet, is also used to treat adults with high triglycerides (Fredrickson types IV and V).

Recommendations

Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take Tricor exactly as directed.

Take Tricor tablets by mouth. Swallow the tablets with a drink of water. You may take Tricor with or without food.

Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

If you forget to take one of your doses at the scheduled time, go ahead and take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.

Store Tricor at room temperature, away from excess heat and moisture.

Precautions

Before taking Tricor, tell your doctor if:

you are allergic to any medicines;
you have serious kidney, liver or gallbladder disease;
you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Ingredients

Active ingredient: fenofibrate.

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