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Tricor (Fenofibrate)


Uses

 

Tricor(Fenofibrate) works through a variety of mechanisms within the body in order to decrease triglycerides, decrease LDL cholesterol, and increase HDL cholesterol. It comes in a variety of forms and is used to treat hypertriglyceridemia and hypercholesterolemia.

 

How to Use

 

Take this medication by mouth with a glass of water.

 

Do not take tablets that have been chipped or broken.

 

Take it exactly as directed, do not take it more than directed. Take it at fixed intervals.

 

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is already almost time for your next dose, take only that next dose. Do not double up on any dose.

 

 

Important Information

 

Be sure to have regular check ups with your doctor while on this medication.

 

It is important that you do not stop taking this medication unless directed to do so by a doctor.

 

It is important to keep a regular exercise routine and a diet that is low in fats and cholesterol while taking this medication in order to achieve better results.

 

If you are a diabetic, be sure to monitor your blood glucose closely while taking this medication. Check with your doctor to see if any of your diabetes medications should be adjusted when you begin taking this medicine.

 

Try to keep out of the sun, or use a sunscreen during sun exposure. This medication can make you more sensitive to the sun.

 

Be sure that your prescribing doctor is aware if you have any of the the following conditions before taking this medication

 

Gallbladder disease, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, history of allergic reactions, pregnancy, breastfeeding, trying to become pregnant.

 

 

Side effects that should be immediately reported to your healthcare provider

 

Allergic reactions(hives, itching, rashes, swelling of the face or mouth), trouble breathing, dark urine, lower back pain, side pain, muscle pain, tender or weak muscles, unusual bruising, stomach pain, changes in the passing of urine, excessive fatigue, yellowing of the skin or eyes.

 

 

Other Side Effects

 

Constipation, headache, nausea.

 

 

Adult Dose

 

 

Hypercholesterolemia or Mixed Dyslipidemia

 

Fenoglide: 120 mg by mouth once daily.

 

Lipofen: 150 mg by mouth daily taken with food.

 

Tricor: 160 mg by mouth daily taken with food.

 

Triglide: 160 mg by mouth daily taken with or without food. If there has been no adequate response in 2 months the therapy is discontinued.

 

 

Hypertrigliceridemia

 

Fenoglide: Between 40 and 120 mg by mouth daily. The dose may be increased at intervals of 4-8 weeks.

 

Lipofen: Between 50 and 150 mg by mouth daily taken with food. The dose may be increased at intervals of 4-8 weeks after lipid tests.

 

Tricor: Between 54 and 160mg by mouth daily taken with food. The dose may be increased at intervals of 4-8 weeks after lipid tests.

 

Triglide: 160 mg by mouth once daily taken with or without food. If there has been no adequate response in 2 months the therapy is discontinued.

 

 

Sources:

 

1. Lipofen (fenofibrate) [package insert]. Montgomery, AL: Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.; 2011.

 

2. Riglide (fenofibrate) tablets [package insert]. Florham Park, NJ: Shionogi Inc.; 2012.

 

3. Fenoglide (TM) oral tablets, fenofibrate oral tablets[package insert]. Atlanta, GA: Sciele Pharma; 2008.

 

4. Lipofen ® oral capsules, fenofibrate oral capsules[package insert]. Montgomery, AL: Kowa Pharmaceuticals America; 2011.

 

5. Tricor ® oral tablets, fenofibrate oral tablets[package insert]. North Chicago, IL: AbbVie(Per FDA); 2014.

 

 6. Fibricor (fenofibrate) tablets [package insert]. Philadelphia, PA: AR Scientific Inc; 2013.

 

7. Triglide (fenofibrate) tablets [package insert]. Florham Park, NJ: Shionogi Inc; 2015.

 

8.  Lipofen (fenofibrate) capsules [package insert]. Montgomery, AL: Kowa Pharmaceuticals America Inc; 2015.

 

9. Trilipix (fenofibric acid) [package insert]. North Chicago, IL: Abbvie Inc; 2015.

 

10. Fenoglide (fenofibrate) tablets [packageinsert]. San Diego, CA: Santarus Inc; 2012.

 

11. Adkins JC, Faulds D. Micronized fenofibrate: a review of its pharmacodynamic properties and clinical efficacy in the management of dyslipidaemia. Drugs 1997;54:615-33.



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