Diet and exercise for healthy living

To work toward managing your cholesterol levels, your doctor may have recommended making some lifestyle changes.

Examples of these lifestyle changes may include:
  • Eating more healthy, fresh foods
  • Getting more exercise
  • Scheduling regular cholesterol checkups to monitor your levels


Incorporating an exercise program into your daily routine can provide many benefits, including:

  • Burning calories and helping you lose weight
  • Lowering cholesterol levels and blood pressure
  • Increasing muscle strength and bone density
  • Reducing physical and mental stress

So many benefits and more! And almost everyone can find some kind of exercise to enjoy. You don’t have to run a marathon. Everything counts: walking the dog, riding a bike, dancing, or playing a round of golf. Choose what works for you, but be sure to check with a doctor before beginning any exercise program.

Healthy diet

Eating healthy means making a commitment to eating fresh, whole foods. A healthy diet may help you:

  • Manage weight
  • Lower bad cholesterol
  • Lower blood pressure

Changing your habits

Making a change in your diet and exercise habits is a big commitment. Focus on what’s good, not on what you miss. One thing that can help is to take a moment each day to notice now much better your body feels when you eat right and exercise. Also feel proud about the progress you’re making to live a healthier lifestyle. Changing habits takes time. Be kind to yourself. If you slip up, forgive yourself. Then get right back on track!

Uses for TriCor® (fenofibrate) Tablets

  • TriCor should only be used when other measures, such as diet and exercise, have not been enough.
  • TriCor is a prescription medicine used along with diet in adults to lower triglycerides, total cholesterol, and LDL (bad) cholesterol, and to increase HDL (good) cholesterol.
  • TriCor is also used along with diet in adults to lower severely high triglycerides. Improving blood sugar control in certain people with diabetes may prevent the need for cholesterol drug therapy.
  • TriCor was not shown to reduce the risk of having heart problems in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Important Safety Information for TriCor

  • TriCor should not be taken by people with liver, gallbladder, or severe kidney disease; nursing mothers; or those allergic to any product ingredient.
  • TriCor has not been shown to lower your risk of having heart problems or a stroke.
  • TriCor can cause muscle problems. Unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness may be a sign of a serious but rare muscle problem and should be reported to your healthcare provider right away. The risk of a serious muscle problem may be higher when Tricor is given with statins. If you take a statin tell your healthcare provider.
  • TriCor can cause liver problems. Blood tests are needed before and during treatment with TriCor to check for liver problems.
  • Some people require blood tests to check for kidney problems while taking TriCor.
  • TriCor may cause inflammation (swelling) of the gallbladder or pancreas. Contact your healthcare provider if you experience abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting.
  • Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including all prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.
  • TriCor may cause allergic-type reactions, blood clots, and possible changes in some blood test values.
  • If you are pregnant or may become pregnant, talk with your healthcare provider about TriCor. It is not known if TriCor will harm your unborn baby.
  • The most common side effects with TriCor include increases in liver or muscle enzymes measured by blood tests and congestion or allergy-like symptoms in the nose.

For more information, talk with your healthcare provider.

Reference: TriCor [package insert]. North Chicago, IL: AbbVie Inc.

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* Eligible patients will pay the first $5 and receive up to a maximum savings of $25 for TriCor per 30-day supply. Eligibility: In Massachusetts, co-pay assistance is not available for products with certain generic equivalents (for example, any product with an AB-rated generic equivalent). Available to patients with commercial prescription insurance coverage for TriCor. Co-pay assistance program is not available to patients receiving prescription reimbursement under any federal, state, or government-funded insurance programs (for example, Medicare [including Part D], Medicare Advantage, Medigap, Medicaid, TRICARE, Department of Defense, or Veterans Affairs programs) or where prohibited by law. If at any time a patient begins receiving prescription drug coverage under any such federal, state, or government-funded healthcare program, patient will no longer be able to use the TriCor savings card and patient must call TriCor customer service to stop participation. Patients may not seek reimbursement for value received from the TriCor savings card from any third-party payers. Offer subject to change or discontinuance without notice. Restrictions, including monthly maximums, may apply. This is not health insurance. Offer valid for up to 36 uses. Restrictions may apply. Patients: In order to redeem this offer, you must have a valid prescription for TriCor. Follow the dosage instructions given by the doctor. This offer may not be redeemed for cash. Only one offer per patient per product. Patients with questions, please call 1-844-415-0681.

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