Tricor (fenofibrate) 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 a heart attack or stroke. TriCor is usually taken as part of a treatment plan which may also include eating a proper diet, exercising, losing weight and stopping smoking.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use TriCor exactly as prescribed.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Tricor include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of Tricor:
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.