Tricor is a lipid-lowering agent that is used for controlling and maintaining the cholesterol level in the body. It is used in combination with a good diet and exercise program.
Mode of Application
Tricor can be taken by mouth to enhance its effectiveness. If you are taking a bile acid binding resin (eg, cholestyramine) then space it at least 4 hours apart from Tricor.
The best way to use the drug is as recommended by your doctor.
Drug Class & Mechanismof Action
Tricor is a lipid-lowering agent that makes the liver produce fewer triglycerides and increasing the elimination of triglycerides from the blood stream.
If you miss a dose of Tricor then you may take it as soon as you remember and adjust the remaining doses accordingly. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose then you may skip this dose and continue with the regular dosage. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
Store it at room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C) in an air tight container protecting it from direct exposure to light, heat and moisture. Keep away from pets and children.
Discuss with your doctor about any prior medical condition that you may have including allergies to medicines, food or other substances.
You must not take if you are allergic to any ingredient in it or have gallbladder problems, liver problems (including cirrhosis), or severe kidney problems .
If you are pregnant or suspect that you are, then stop using Tricor and contact your doctor immediately.
It is unknown whether Tricor is secreted in breast milk. Avoid breast feeding while using the drug.
Periodic lab tests including liver function, kidney function, blood cholesterol, and other blood tests may be recommended to monitor your health while taking the drug. Ensure that you do not miss any lab tests.
Stick to the diet and exercise program given to you by your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of are back pain, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, flu syndrome, gas, headache, nausea, stomach pain, weakness.
Please contact your doctor if the symptoms persist or become bothersome.
Tricor should only be used by patients it is prescribed to.
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