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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

Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: tricor (fenofibrate)?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Tricor (Definition)

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