Tricor is the brand formulation of Fenofibrate Nano crystallized. It is an orally administrated medication which has a biological half-life of 20 hours.
Tricor belongs to the class of drugs called as Fibrates and popularly used in treating various diseases.
Tricor is very effective in helping patients who want to reduce cholesterol levels as well as fatty acids in the body. Fatty acids are also known as Triglycerides.
Taking Tricor along with a low fat meal can help with cholesterol lowering like LDL and escalate good cholesterol like HDL in the physique. This is achieved by the medication by increasing the enzyme which is the natural substance that is capable of breaking down fats in the body. When Triglycerides level is decreased it prevents certain medical conditions like atherosclerosis as well as pancreatitis.
Tricor can be taken orally according to the dosage strength that is prescribed to the patient. Some medications should be taken along with a meal whereas some must be taken without a meal. The doctor would instruct you on how to take this drug. Never change from one brand to another unless it is prescribed by the medico.
Take Tricor tablets at the same time each day; this would enable the patient to remember the dose. It would take two months of time to enjoy the benefit from the treatment.
If any other medication for treating cholesterol is taken, Tricor should be taken one hour before or few hours after the other medication. Increasing the dosage or halting the treatment suddenly increases the chance of ill effects.
It is very important not to take Tricor without getting a prescription from a licensed doctor. The medication would be usually prescribed along with a healthy diet as well as exercise.
To get better effectiveness from the medication, follow these along with Tricor. The patients should be encouraged to stop smoking to help this drug to get rid of bad cholesterol.
Despite the fact that Tricor has a success rate in helping patients to lower their bad cholesterol level, there may also be certain side effects that are activated while administering Tricor. Nausea, increased heart rate, unusual bleeding from nose, mouth or vagina, stomach pain, back pain, stuffy nose, chest pain, swelling as well as vomiting are a few among them. In this case, stop using Tricor and get medical help as soon as possible.
Interaction with other drugs
Many patients face drug interaction problems in recent times. Some of the drugs that a person should be cautious while taking along with Tricor are Colchicine, Warfarin, Jantoven and steroids.