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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