Tricor is an effective medication used in the treatment of high cholesterol. It is composed of active ingredient Fenofibrate. This active component belongs to a class of drugs called fibrates. USV Pharma is the trusted pharmaceutical company that manufactures this medicine. It is made available in a conventional tablet form in dosages 140 mg, 160 mg, and 200 mg.
Manufacturer: USV Pharma
Active Ingredient: Given medication contains active ingredient Fenofibrate, which is a synthetic phenoxy-isobutyric acid derivate and prodrug with antihyperlipidemic activity. It is hydrolyzed in vivo to its active metabolite fenofibric acid that binds to and activates peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha, leads to the activation of lipoprotein lipase and reduction of the production of apoprotein. It is an inhibitor of lipoprotein lipase activity.
Indications: Fenofibrate composed of medicine is intended to treat high cholesterol. It belongs to a group of drugs known as "fibrates." This t helps reduce cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. High levels of these types of fat in the blood are associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Tricor is used along with a proper diet to help to treat high cholesterol and high triglyceride levels. Additionally, to eating a proper diet such as a low-cholesterol/low-fat diet, other lifestyle changes that may help this drug work better include exercising, losing weight if overweight, and stopping smoking.
Action Mechanism: This mentioned medication increases lipolysis and elimination of triglyceride-rich particles from plasma by activating lipoprotein lipase and reducing the production of apoprotein C-III, which is an inhibitor of lipoprotein lipase activity.
Dosages: This medication Tricor is available for oral consumption and in dosage as mentioned below:
- 145 mg: It is to be consumed orally as directed by the doctor, usually once a day
- 160 mg: This medication is advisable to take once a day with or without food as directed by the doctor
- 200 mg: Administer this medicine once a day as prescribed by the doctor
Note: Along with this medication proper exercise and a balanced diet.