Tricor® (fenofibrate) is a prescription drug approved to:
- Lower cholesterol levels in people with hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol). Tricor can reduce both total and LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and raise HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol).
- Lower triglyceride levels in people with hypertriglyceridemia (high triglycerides). Triglycerides are fat-like substances found in the body.
This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as fibrates. It works by increasing the production of an enzyme that breaks down triglyceride-rich particles and increases their removal from the body. Tricor comes in tablet form and is taken once a day.
(For a more in-depth description of this medication, click Tricor. This article talks about how the drug performed in clinical trials, side effects, and what to do if you miss a dose.)