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.
What Is Tricor?
Tricor belongs to a class of medications known as antilipemics and fibric acid.
What Tricor is used for?
Tricor used to treat high levels of cholesterol and triglyceride in the blood.
What are common side effects of Tricor?
Tricor shows some common side effects like mild headache, nausea, constipation, and runny nose.
What are dosages available in Tricor?
The brand Tricor is available in strengths of 54 milligrams (mg) and 160 mg. Follow the prescription by the doctor to take Tricor safely.
Is Grapefruit Juice/Grapefruit safe while taking Tricor?
It is not safe to drink grapefruit juice or eat fruit while treating with Tricor.