Tricor

What is Tricor?

Fenofibrate (INN), marketed as Tricor and under several other brand names, is a drug of the fibrate class. It is mainly used to reduce cholesterol levels in patients at risk of cardiovascular disease. Like other fibrates, it reduces both low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) levels, as well as increasing high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels and reducing triglyceride levels. It is used alone or along with statins in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia.

Fenofibrate has been used since 1975, is one of the most commonly prescribed fibrates, and has a well known efficacy and tolerability profile.

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Hi I have been on TRICOR 145 mgs for the last 7 years and now I have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. I have taken myself off the meds a week ago...

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Non alcoholic fatty liver disease is one of the most commonly seen liver diseases of this present age.
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I have addisons disease, probably all my life, but was disgnosed 2 years ago. Taking Tricor in varying dosages. Now I've got hip problems (as a...

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THE LAST THREE DAYS MY WIFE HAS HAD READINGS IN THE 20'S AND 30'S AFTER A NIGHTS SLEEP
ACCOMPIED BY INVOLUNTARY LEFT ARM TWITCHING. SHE TAKES 40...

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Your wife had something called hypoglycemic seizures. Nothing to be worried about once she's out of hypoglycemia...

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