TriCor helps lower levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. When left untreated, high levels of fat and cholesterol in the bloodstream can lead to clogged arteries, eventually causing heart attack or stroke.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use TriCor exactly as prescribed.
Drinking alcohol while taking TriCor may raise your triglyceride levels or cause liver damage.
Before taking TriCor, inform your doctor if you have:
Regular blood tests are required to check for liver or kidney issues.
Common side effects of TriCor include:
More serious side effects include:
Is TriCor a statin?
No. TriCor is a type of drug called a fibrate. Although both drugs are prescribed to help lower cholesterol, they work in different ways in the body. Your doctor may prescribe TriCor along with a statin drug.