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Tricor (Overview)

Tricor is a cholesterol/lipid lowering agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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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

Tricor (Overview)

Tricor is a cholesterol/lipid lowering agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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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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I take multiple medicines and can never seem to get enough sleep medicines such as paxil, trazadone, clonozapan, singular, protonix , tricor, Lipitor (atorvastatin) ?

I take multiple medicines and can never seem to get enough sleep medicines such as paxil, trazadone, clonozapan, singular, protonix , tricor, Lipitor (atorvastatin)   ?

Reevaluate sleep: You can develop a tolerance to the sedating effects of medications such that they stop working to help you sleep. Have your doctor evaluate your sleeping problem. How many hours are you sleeping, is it disrupted, are you sleeping 8 hours but really want to sleep 12? What other factors may be causing sleeping problems for you? These are all important questions to be addressed. ...Read more

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After ecg, i was prescribed metoprolol xl, crestor, (rosuvastatin) & tricor with no clarification on ecg. Any advice?

After ecg, i was prescribed metoprolol xl, crestor, (rosuvastatin) & tricor with no clarification on ecg. Any advice?

ECG : If i understand your question you don't understand why you are being treated. We can only speculate, you should ask your doctor what is being treated and why. Crestor (rosuvastatin) and tricor are for elevated blood fats, metoprolol for blood pressure and other things. ...Read more

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Can long-term use of tricor (fenofibrate) cause cirrhosis of the liver?

Can long-term use of tricor (fenofibrate) cause cirrhosis of the liver?

Cirrhosis: In a recent study 0.3% of patients taking tricor (fenofibrate) had cirrhosis. There were over 14, 000 patients covered. That's a pretty low incidence of cirrhosis for any population. Not a big risk with the drug. ...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

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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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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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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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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