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Tricor is a medication that is prescribed to reduce the amount of triglycerides and lower the cholesterol produced in the human body; this medication may be prescribed generically as fenofibrate capsule or tablets. This medication is used in conjunction with a healthy diet and regulated exercise program. Tricor may be use alone or with other lipid reducing medications.

Tricor is usually taken over long periods of time and necessary blood monitoring should occur while taking this medication to monitor its effectiveness and it is highly advisable to maintain regular follow-up visits with the prescribing physician. The patient should not suddenly stop taking the drug without consulting the physician beforehand. Patients should recognize the impotence of reducing saturated fat intake, weight control, and the increase of soluble fiber, regular exercise and smoking cessation while taking this medication. The patient should take the medication with food to increase adsorption and lipid-lowering effectiveness. If the patient is taking a bile acid resin while taking this drug, they should take the Tricor one hour before or four to six hours after taking the resin. If a dose is missed, take as soon as remembered or if close to the next dose, take next dose but do not take additional doses to compensate for the missed dose. Never take more than one dose a day. If overdose occurs, immediately seek emergency help.

Tricor has a pregnancy rating of C by the American Food and Drug Administration. Notify the physician immediately if pregnancy occurs. Wome who are pregnant, or might become pregnant should avoid this medication. It has yet to be determined whether or not this medication will do harm to a nursing infant, although it has been proven the medication passes through the mother’s breast milk. Women who are nursing should not be prescribed this medicine.

This drug should not be given to children because the rating and the efficacy has not been established. Possible interactions may occur of the patient has allergies, taking nonprescription medication, dietary supplements, taking blood thinners, have gall stone or muscular problems.

Notify the prescribing physician of all medication being taken. Some medication will react with Tricor. Any probenecid or cyclosporine may increase side effects. Anti-coagulants, HMG-CoA inhibitors or sulfonylureas will increase or create side effects if take with Tricor. Possible heart failure may occur if taken with a beta blocker. This medication does not interfere in any lab tests that may be performed. Patients should always check with the prescribing physician before taking any type of new medication. Prescription medicines, over the counter medicines, herbal remedies, and vitamin supplements are all likely to carry at least a minor risk of intereaction.

Tricor may cause dizziness or light-headedness, so do not operate machinery or drive while taking this medication. Other side effects include: back pain, dizziness, flu syndrome, gas, headaches, nausea, stomach pain or weakness. Severe side effects are: severe allergic reactions (hives, swelling of face, neck and tongue), fever, inflammation of pancreas, runny nose and muscle pain. Severe side effects require immediate emergency medical attention.

Tricor has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of tricor

• Molecular formula of tricor is C20H21ClO4
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 1-methylethyl2-[4-(4-chlorobenzoyl)phenoxy]-2-methyl-propanoate
• Molecular weight is 360.831 g/mol
Tricor available : 48mg tablets, 145mg tablets

Generic name: Fenofibrate

Brand name(s): Ankebin, Antara, Elasterate, Elasterin, Fenobrate, Fenofibrato, Fenofibratum, Fenogal, Fenotard, Finofibrate, Lipanthyl, Lipantil, Lipidex, Lipidil, Lipifen, Lipirex, Lipoclar, Lipofene, Liposit, Lipsin, Lofibra, Luxacor, Nolipax, Procetofen, Proctofene, Protolipan, Secalip, Sedufen, Triglide

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