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Doctor insights on: How Does Tricor Work On Lowering Triglycerides

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What are some good ways to lower triglycerides?

What are some good ways to lower triglycerides?

Many things: Trigylcerides are very amenable to lifestyle changes. Weight loss and exercise will helpt to lower trigylcerides. Certain modifications in your diet can be very helpful as well, such as reduction in simple carbodyrates (candy, sweets, soda, juices, white bread, white rice, pasta). ...Read more

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Triglyceride (Definition)

Fats from animal products contain these molecules which are made of three fat chains attached to a molecule called glycerol. They circulate in the blood stream and are used as building blocks and repair materials by your cells. Too many of them can contribute to plaque build ...Read more


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My 51 yr old husband started taking tricor (fenofibrate) last week to lower triglycerides. Suddenly, ED has become a problem. Could it be a side effect of med?

My 51 yr old husband started taking tricor (fenofibrate) last week to lower triglycerides.  Suddenly, ED has become a problem.  Could it be a side effect of med?

Anything is: Possible, but in this case not likely. Every med has side effects, but erectile dysfunction is not one of tricor (fenofibrate) side effects. You should look to other meds or to other causes. Ask your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Does the medication tricor (fenofibrate) for high triglycerides increase risk of colon cancer?

Does the medication tricor (fenofibrate) for high triglycerides increase risk of colon cancer?

No: There were concerns decades ago about Clofibrate but they came to nothing. I searched the nih database for the past 20 years and found nothing, and it makes no sense biologically. If it did, the research piranhas would have grabbed it up -- it's all about trying to discover and prove something. The fibrates have saved many, many lives and i would not be concerned. ...Read more

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How much will my triglycerides drop if I quit drinking? Been socially over drinking for years. I am on tricor (fenofibrate) now. Will drinking once counter act all?

How much will my triglycerides drop if I quit drinking? Been socially over drinking for years. I am on tricor (fenofibrate) now. Will drinking once counter act all?

Hard to say: If your triglycerides are high enough that you have been prescribed medication, it would be better if you avoided alcohol entirely. One drink won't blow up your levels, but keep it to just 1. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What would be more effective for high triglycerides 342mg/dl and LDL 69. Atorvas20mg or combination atorva 10mg+fenofibrate 160mg. Total choles 210?

What would be more effective for high triglycerides 342mg/dl and LDL 69. Atorvas20mg or combination atorva 10mg+fenofibrate 160mg. Total choles 210?

Likely combo: probably the two in combination. I'd try monotherapy first, ie lipitor (atorvastatin) higher dose. If that doesn't grt you to target then goto combo ...Read more

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Have any of you great dr.'s heard that protandim (suppl) can lower glucose or even a A1c levels? What's in it. Can i take nician with tricor (fenofibrate)?

Have any of you great dr.'s heard that protandim (suppl) can lower glucose or even a A1c levels? What's in it. Can i take nician with tricor (fenofibrate)?

Sarcastic?: So, you think we're "great doctors?" hmmm. Protandim is a mix of 5 herbal ingredients. There's a very nice monograph on wikipedia: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/protandim i can't comment on its safety and am certain, since it's not fda regulated, that there are no controlled trials. You can take Niacin with tricor (fenofibrate). Niacin can adversely affect glucose control/hgba1c. Good luck. ...Read more

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Preop blood work showed glucose at 111 fasting. Pcp is doing more bld.Work in 2 weeks. Never had this probelm. Take tricor (fenofibrate) for trigly. They were 258.

Preop blood work showed glucose at 111 fasting. Pcp is doing more bld.Work in 2 weeks. Never had this probelm. Take tricor (fenofibrate) for trigly. They were 258.

Agree with Doctor: You may have borderline type 2 diabetes, specially with your history of high triglycerdes. You may or may not need medications, depending on your hga1c. Follow up with your doctor , always watch your diet. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Fenofibrate (Definition)

Fenofibrate is a generic preparation for lowering triglycerides and raising good cholesterol. It has no effect on LDL or bad cholesterol. It should not be used if you ...Read more


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Tricor (Definition)

Tricor is a cholesterol/lipid lowering agent which is a ...Read more