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What is tricor (fenofibrate) used for?

What is tricor (fenofibrate) used for?

TRICOR (fenofibrate): Tricor (fenofibrate) is used to reduce high cholesterol and triglycerides and to somewhat increase HDL cholesterol.It belong to med group called fibrites.

Dr. Scott Keith
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Are there generics for tricor (fenofibrate)?

There are: Generic meds in the same class as tricor--fenofibrate but a generic form of tricor is not available at this time.

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What are the effects of tricor (fenofibrate)?

What are the effects of tricor (fenofibrate)?

TRICOR (fenofibrate): Tricor (fenofibrate) is used to reduce high cholesterol and triglycerides and to somewhat increase HDL cholesterol.It belong to med group called fibrites.

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Please describe the medication: tricor (fenofibrate)?

Fenofibrate: Brand name for Fenofibrate which is a cholesterol lowering medication.

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Can tricor (fenofibrate) cause glaucoma?

Can tricor (fenofibrate) cause glaucoma?

Not usually: The side effects could be any from tricor (fenofibrate) but tthe glaucoma is not a known side effect.

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What are the side effects of taking tricor (fenofibrate)?

Nausea. Constipation: The most common reactions are constipation, headaches, alt, ast elevations, abominal pain, back pain, muscle pain, nusea. They are more serious complications such as hepatitis, pancreatitis, myositis, myopathy, cholelithiasis, rhabdomyolysis and stevens-johnson sydrome.

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What is the side effects of the med tricor (fenofibrate)?

What is the side effects of the med tricor (fenofibrate)?

Liver: Abnormal liver function test, muscle aches, gallbladder stone, pancreatitis, increased kidney function test etc.

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What is tricor (fenofibrate) for and what is the side effects of it?

Fenofibrate: Tricor is a brand of fenofibrate, which is a med for triglycerides (fats in the blood). It is usually well tolerated, but everyone taking a cholesterol med of any kind should get their liver checked 6 weeks after starting and/or after any dose adjustment. Fenofibrate can increase liver enzyme tests, but if followed properly by a doctor, should never cause liver damage or permanent problems.

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Is Lipitor (atorvastatin) a better drug than tricor?

They're different: They are used for different profiles of abnormal cholesterol. Lipitor, or generic atorvastatin, is a medication that mostly is used to lower LDL the "bad cholesterol." that is enough for most people. Tricor (fenofibrate) is used to correct a mixed profile, when someone has not only high ldl, but also high triglycerides (blood fat level) and low hdl, the "good cholesterol.". So they're used differently.

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Any liver problems from the medication tricor (fenofibrate)?

Any liver problems from the medication tricor (fenofibrate)?

Not common, but: Tricor is a brand of fenofibrate, which is a med for triglycerides. It is usually well tolerated, but everyone taking a cholesterol med of any kind (including herbs) should get their liver checked 6 weeks after starting and/or after any dose adjustment. Fenofibrate can increase liver enzyme tests, but if followed properly by a doctor, should never cause liver damage or permanent problems.

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How effective is Fenofibrate (Tricor) for treating atherosclerosis?

How effective is Fenofibrate (Tricor) for treating atherosclerosis?

Good for Hypertrigly: Only statins are considered able to lower athero-sclerosis risk. Fenofibrate is good for reducing Triglycerides in certain patients. There is still muscle pain assoc with fenofibrate, but good to prevent Pancreatitis which can occur when Trigly > 500. Diabetics & Metabolic syndrome patients can have Trigly of 1000-2000 &higher. No good evidence that fenofibrate protects against atherosclerosis.

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Triglycerides are high, others are ok. Had serious bad reaction to tricor (fenofibrate). Anything natural that can bring trig. #'s down?

Triglycerides are high, others are ok. Had serious bad reaction to tricor (fenofibrate). Anything natural that can bring trig. #'s down?

Yes: Lose weight cut out bread, rice, potatoes, pasta and sweets including alcohol. Exercise omega 3's from either fish oil or flax seed be checked for diabetes have your thyroid checked if still >500 you may have a familial process that may still require drug therapy.

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Is it okay to drink alcohol while on tricor (fenofibrate)?

Beer blocs tricor (fenofibrate): Alcohol cause increased tg, preventing tricor (fenofibrate) from working. Some people are resilient and can absorb a lot without results till late. But mental consequences are disastrous to self and family and to all your loved ones. It is deadly inherited and younger generations suffer much more than the gen: schizophrenia, severe mental problems along with alcoholism, autism, adhd, disabling anxiety. Rx now!

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Tricor (Definition)

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