Buy Tricor brand or generic Fenofibrate prescription drug from Canada
Why is Tricor prescribed?
Fenofibrate (Tricor) is being prescribed in combination with proper and healthy diet to reduce elevated cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood caused by poor eating lifestyle.
What does it do?
Occasional consumption of red meat products, full fat dairy goods such as cheese, milk and yogurt and animal fats like butter, margarine and spreads may cause several illnesses like heart disease associated with hypercholesterolemia and dyslipidemia. Patients with high levels of cholesterol and fat in the blood are treated with anti-lipidemic agents such as Fenofibrate.
Fenofibrate, a fibric acid derivative, works by increasing the lipoprotein lipase enzyme and the production of apoprotein C-III, thus, breaking down unnecessary fats in the blood.
How should I take it?
Tricor and its generic equivalents are available as 48mg, 145mg, 160mg and 200mg tablet. It is intended for oral administration as a whole, not to be crushed or chewed, and should be taken once daily with or without food intake as directed by the doctor.
The dosage strength depends on every patient’s condition and the doctor’s prescription. It is strictly advised that you do not self-medicate and only take this drug after consulting with your doctor or pharmacist to determine the best dosage and dosing schedule for the treatment of your condition.
What if I missed a dose?
Taking the dose properly at the scheduled time is needed to attain the desired effect of the drug. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and catch the next dose at the regular time. Do not take two doses just to make up for your missed dose.
What are the special precautions before using Tricor?
Before taking Fenofibrate, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any allergies to food or to the drug itself as it may contain several inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or problems.
For the drug label information of Tricor, click here.
Does it have any side effects?
It is important to note that all drugs have corresponding side effects and adverse reactions. Additional information may be obtained when you ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- Common side effects include:
- Abdominal pain
- Increased liver function test
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle pain
- Weight gain
- Serious side effects include:
- Chest pain
- Kidney damage
- Pulmonary embolus
- Swollen lymph nodes
Is it safe to use it with another drug?
Some drug interactions may cause serious or life-threatening reactions when administered together. Immediately inform your doctor if you are taking Fenofibrate with any of the following medications:
If you are using of any prescription, non-prescription and herbal medications, inform your doctor and pharmacist for proper information and ask for other possible interactions not listed within this section.
Note: Take Fenofibrate at least an hour before or at least 4 to 6 hours after taking Colestipol and Cholestyramine as it may prevent the body from fully absorbing Fenofibrate.
How should I store it?
Store Tricor in room temperature(25°C) in a clean environment away from light and moisture. Do not refrigerate. Keep away from children. Do not remove the desiccant in the original container. Throw away if unused or expired. Do not flush in the toilet. Consult the pharmacist for proper disposal.
What action should I take in case of overdose?
Immediately call an ambulance and seek immediate medical attention to prevent further complications.
Is it safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?
There are limited studies and data regarding the safety of Fenofibrate to determine drug-associated risks of major maternal defects, miscarriages and fetal outcomes. However, as per US FDA, Fenofibrate is categorized as Pregnancy Category C which states that no potential harm and well-controlled studies were done inhumans,but animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus.
The presence of Fenofibrate in human milk is still unknown. Breastfeeding is not recommended while taking Fenofibrate and five (5) days after taking the drug.
The use of Fenofibrate in pregnant and breastfeeding women should be avoided unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks.
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