TriCor generic (fenofibrate) acts by reducing cholesterol and triglycerides (fatty acids) in the blood. Atherosclerosis risk is associated with high levels of bad fat in your body.
TriCor generic is effectively used to lower blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.
TriCor generic has several other uses not mentioned above.
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If you are allergic to fenofibrate, have hepatic or severe renal disorder, gall bladder disease, breast feeding, or are on dialysis, you must not use TriCor generic.
Fenofibrate must not be taken by nursing mothers.
Before taking this medicine
If you areallergic to fenofibrate, must not use TriCor generic. If you have the following medical conditions, you must not take TriCor generic:
- Pancreatic disorder
- Renal or hepatic disorder
- Breast feeding
To ensure safe usage of TriCor generic you must keep your doctor informed about the presence of following conditions:
- Thyroid disorder
- History of hepatic or pancreatic disorder
- Cardiac disorder
FDA pregnancy category C. Fetal adverse effects of TriCor generic not known. You must keep your doctor informed about your pregnancy status.
Fenofibrate gets excreted in human breast milk and may have adverse effects on lactating baby, so nursing mothers must not take TriCor generic.
TriCor generic side effects
Signs of TriCor generic allergic reaction may be swelling on face, lips, tongue, throat or hives, breathing problem. Seek immediate medical help if you experience any of the below mentioned symptoms and signs:
Symptoms of pancreatitis like severe stomachache spreading to your back, nausea, vomiting and tachycardia
- Easy bruising and unusual bleeding from nose, rectum, vagina or mouth
- Purple or red pinpoint patches subcutaneously
- Chest pain
- Wheezing, coughing. Blood in sputum, fast breathing
- Swelling, pain, warmth, redness of legs
Less serious side effects of TriCor generic may be:
- Mild stomachache, backache
- Runny or stuffy nose
If you get symptoms like muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if you also have fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine, immediately inform your doctor as it may be due to TriCor generic use. TriCor generic sometimes causes renal failure resulting from muscle tissue breakdown.
The above mentioned list of side effects is not complete. You may experience other signs and symptoms of TriCor generic side effects, so you must consult your doctor if you experience anything unusual. Side effects of TriCor generic may be reported to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 FREE.
What happens if I miss a dose?
If you miss any dose you can take it when you remember but if it’s time for the next dose do not take double dose at single time. Continue the rest of the dosages at regular intervals.
What happens if I overdose?
Contact Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 FREE and seek immediate medical help.
What should I avoid?
If you take cholestyramine, colestipol or colesevelam, there must be a gap of 1 hour between the intakes of TriCor generic followed by any of these drugs. You may take these drugs 4 hours prior to the intake of TriCor generic. Avoid taking all medications at one time.
Avoid fried foods. Follow a cholesterol-lowering diet plan under the guidance of professional dietician. Avoid drinking alcohol as it increases your risk of liver damage by increasing levels of LDLs.
How should I take TriCor generic?
You must follow the prescription instructions and take the medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Do not alter the dosage or duration of medication without seeking medical advice.
TriCor generic may be taken empty stomach. Medicine label instructions may be followed to know the method of intake.
If you take cholestyramine, colestipol or colesevelam, there must be a gap of 1 hour between the intakes of TriCor generic followed by any of these drugs. You may take these drugs 4 hours prior to the intake of TriCor generic.
To get the best results, you should follow your diet plan, exercise regime and medication routine religiously. TriCor generic is part of the complete package of health routine you must follow to get best and faster results.
You must get regular liver and gall bladder tests done while using TriCor generic. Visit your doctor regularly.
Store in a dry, dark place at room temperature.