The recommended starting Tricor dose for people with high triglycerides is 48 mg to 145 mg once a day. For people with high cholesterol, with or without high triglycerides, the recommended starting Tricor dosage is 145 mg once a day. People who have severe kidney disease or are over the age of 65 may be recommended to start on a lower dose, such as 48 mg once a day. Some of the factors that can affect Tricor dosing include your age, the medical condition being treated, and other medical conditions you may have.
The dose of Tricor® (fenofibrate) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- The medical condition being treated
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be currently taking.
As with any drug, do not adjust your Tricor dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
The recommended starting dose for people with high triglycerides (fat-like substances) with normal LDL cholesterol levels is Tricor 48 mg to Tricor 145 mg once a day. Your healthcare provider will recommend that you return after four to eight weeks to have your triglyceride levels rechecked. If your triglycerides are still not at the desirable level, your healthcare provider may choose to increase your dose or change your medication. The maximum daily dosage of Tricor is 145 mg.