Tricor is prescribed to treat patients with high cholesterol and very high levels of triglycerides in the blood.
Common use Tricor contains active substance fenofibrate. In the tissues it turns into the active metabolite: fenofibric acid. Together with a diet it is used to treat people with very high levels of triglycerides in the blood or lipid disorders. The drug increases activity of lipoprotein lipase, catabolism of triglycerides in the very low density lipoproteins (VLDL), accelerates transfer of cholesterol from atherogenic the very low density lipoproteins (VLDL) to the antiatherogenic high-density lipoproteins (HDL), decreases synthesis of VLDL.
Dosage and direction Take orally 160 mg of Tricor three times a day as initial dose to treat high cholesterol levels or a combination of high cholesterol and high triglycerides. For treatment of high triglyceride levels the starting dose of Tricor is 54-160 mg a day. It may be gradually increased every 4-8 weeks up to maximal dose of Tricor 160 mg a day if triglycerides do not improve.
Missed dose If you forgot to take your dose in time, please do it as soon as you remember. But do not take if it is too late or almost time for your next dose. Do not increase your recommended dose. Take your usually dose next day in the same regularly time.
Overdose Any drug taken in excess may be dangerous. If you suspect an overdose, seek immediate medical help.
Storage Store at room temperature between 59-77 F (15-25 C) away from light and moisture, kids and pets. Do not use after expiration term.
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