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Tricor Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Tricor is used to treat people with very high levels of triglycerides. It also improves cholesterol levels by lowering total cholesterol such as bad LDL cholesterol--and raising good HDL cholesterol. It works by promoting the dissolution and elimination of fat particles in the blood.

Tricor Dosage

  • For the treatment of High cholesterol levels, the usual starting dose of Tricor is 160 milligrams per day.

Uses of Tricor

  • It is used to treat people with very high levels of triglycerides.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Tricor

Before taken Tricor medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Tricor. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Back pain
  • Headache
  • Respiratory disorders

Warnings and precautions before taking Tricor:

  • Tricor has the potential to cause gallstones. Your doctor will discontinue the drug if gallstones develop.
  • Tricor may also affect liver function. Your doctor should perform periodic blood tests to monitor the health of your liver.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Tricor with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Tricor with the following:

  • Blood thinners such as warfarin
  • The cholesterol-lowering drugs Colestid and Questran
  • Cyclosporine
  • Statins

There is no information on the effects of a Tricor overdose. But after taken Tricor if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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