TriCor is commonly prescribed in conjunction with a healthy diet that is low cholesterol and low fat, along with an exercise program, weight loss and quitting smoking. It helps reduce cholesterol.
Read more here about getting a prescription online for TriCor and if it’s right for you.
TriCor is also known as fenofibrate and belongs to a group of medications called “fibrates.” TriCor helps to reduce triglycerides and cholesterol in your blood. High levels of cholesterol in your blood are associated with a higher risk of getting atherosclerosis (clogged arteries).
How Does TriCor Work?
TriCor may reduce the amount of fatty substances such as triglycerides and cholesterol by increasing the amount of HDL (high-density lipoprotein). HDL is a certain type of fatty substance that helps decrease the chance of heart disease in your blood.
Over time, cholesterol and fats can build up along the walls of your arteries. This is called atherosclerosis and it decreases your blood flow, which leads to a lack of proper oxygen supply to your brain, heart, and other organs in your body.
All of this builds up to a higher risk of heart disease, strokes, angina, and heart attacks. TriCor is part of a class of medications known as antilipemic agents. These agents work by helping to speed up your natural ability to remove cholesterol from your body.
TriCor Dosage and Treatment
TriCor medication should be taken by mouth, usually once a day as prescribed by your doctor. This class of fenofibrates comes in capsule and tablet form and your dose will be based on your medical condition and how you respond to treatment. Don’t switch between different brands or tablet quantities unless prescribed by your doctor.
This medication can be taken with or without food. You should take TriCor at least one hour before or four to six hours after taking any other cholesterol lowering drugs such as colestipol or cholestyramine. These kinds of medications can bind to TriCor and prevent you from fully absorbing your medication.
It is best to take TriCor on a regular schedule and to continue with a healthy regimen of diet and exercise in order to get the most benefit from this medication. You may feel the full effect of TriCor in up to two months.
Benefits of TriCor
TriCor can help improve your cholesterol numbers if your triglycerides and LDL cholesterol levels are abnormal, especially when used regularly with a low-cholesterol diet and a healthy exercise plan.
Side Effects of TriCor
TriCor is generally well tolerated by most patients. Some common side effects may include:
- Runny nose
- Mild Nausea
- Back pain
- Mild abdominal pain
- Itching and swelling
- Yellowing skin or eyes
More serious side effects are uncommon, but you should call your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Skin that easily bruises
- Racing heart beat
- Chest pain
- Sudden wheezing, rapid breathing, or coughing up blood
- Severe stomach pain that spreads to your back
- Swelling, pain, or redness in your legs
- Swelling of your tongue, lips, or face
- Difficulty breathing
- Red or purple spots that look like pinpoints underneath your skin
- Bleeding from your nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum
Very rarely, TriCor can cause a breakdown of your skeletal muscle tissue that could lead to kidney failure. Call your doctor as soon as possible if you have:
Considerations and Precautions of TriCor
Before taking TriCor, there are some special precautions you may need to follow. Be sure to tell your doctor if you plan to become pregnant or are pregnant. You should also tell your doctor if you get pregnant while taking TriCor. You shouldn’t breastfeed while taking TriCor.
You should let your doctor know if you are a heavy drinker or if you have drunk large amounts of alcohol in the past. Consult with your doctor if you have or have ever had any of the following conditions:
- Gallbladder disease
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
Tell your physician about any medications you are taking, including any nonprescription medications such as nutritional supplements, herbal supplements, or vitamins. Your doctor may need to monitor you carefully if you are on any of the following medications:
- Coumadin (warfarin)
- Lopressor or Toprol XL (metoprolol)
- Mevacor (lovastatin)
- Pravachol (pravastatin)
- Zocor (simvastatin)
- Lipitor (atorvastatin)
- Crestor (rosuvastatin)
- Tenormin (atenolol)
- Diuretics or “water pills”
- Hormone replacement therapy medications
- Birth control pills that contain hormones
- Immunosuppressants such as cyclosporine
Can You Buy TriCor Online?
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At your appointment, your doctor will ask you about your current medical status, along with all of the medications you are taking, including any vitamins and supplements. If your doctor thinks that you may benefit from taking TriCor, you will get a prescription that is electronically sent to the pharmacy of your choice and you can pick up your medication at your convenience.
It’s that easy to buy TriCor online.