Tricor

Drug Interactions With Tricor

There are a number of medications that may potentially interact with Tricor.
 
(Click Tricor Drug Interactions for more information.)
 

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking It?

Prior to taking Tricor, you should talk with your healthcare provider if you have:
 
  • Diabetes
  • Gallbladder disease or gallstones
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease or kidney failure
  • Liver disease or liver failure
  • Thyroid gland problems
  • An allergy to Tricor or any other medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
It is also important to let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding
  • A frequent user of alcoholic beverages.
     
Tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Tricor Precautions and Warnings for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take this medication.)
 

Alternatives

Lowering triglyceride and cholesterol levels should begin with lifestyle modifications. Some of these lifestyle changes include a diet low in cholesterol and saturated fats, limited alcohol use, weight loss, and exercise. If lifestyle changes alone do not lower triglyceride or cholesterol levels to a desirable level, certain medications, such as Tricor, may be necessary.
 
In general, cholesterol treatment is aimed at lowering LDL cholesterol levels enough to reduce the risk of developing complications associated with high cholesterol (see Effects of High Cholesterol). The higher your risk, the lower your LDL goal will be.
 
(Click High Cholesterol Risk to see a list of risk factors that may affect your cholesterol level and some general guidelines about ideal LDL cholesterol levels.)
 
For most people, Tricor is quite effective at lowering cholesterol. It is also generally well-tolerated. However, side effects can occur, and people may wish to consider a substitute for the medication. These substitutes could include other fibrates, statins, or other cholesterol medicines.
 
(Click Tricor Alternatives to learn more about these options.)
 
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