TriCorGeneric Name: Fenofibrate Super
Brand Names: TriCor/Lipidil Supra
What is TriCor?
Your browser may not support display of this image. TriCor helps reduce cholesterol and triglycerides (fatty acids) in the blood. High levels of these types of fat in the blood are associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis (clogged arteries).
TriCor is used to treat high cholesterol and high triglyceride levels.
TriCor lowers elevated blood triglyceride levels by making the liver produce fewer triglycerides and increasing the elimination of triglycerides.
What is the most important information I should know about TriCor?
TriCor is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking TriCor. Alcohol can raise triglyceride levels, and may also damage your liver while you are taking this medication.
TriCor has been associated with a rare but serious side effect of the muscles. Contact your doctor at once if you have unusual muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if accompanied by fever or flu-like feeling.
Before taking TriCor
If you have any of these other conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take this TriCor:
- hepatitis or cirrhosis of the liver;
- severe kidney disease; or
- gallbladder disease.
Before using TriCor, tell your doctor if you have:
- liver disease;
- kidney disease;
- hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid gland); or
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether TriCor is harmful to an unborn baby. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. TriCor should not be used by nursing mothers. Do not take TriCor without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.