Tricor (Oral)

Questions | Reviews ***


  I currently take Tricor 145mg once a day. I was wondering if it would be ok to cut my tablets in half and take them that way? Will I still get the same effects?
by Michael Swink, 09/02/2006

effects of sunlight while using this medication

What is the danger of using this medication while being exposed to at least two hours of continuous sunlight? The prescription says it can cause increased sensitivity to the skin. What exactly does that mean?
by Tim Henry in Hampton, VA, 06/20/2006

Where is TriCor manufactured?

Where is TriCor manufactured and by what company?
by Ben Meyers in Patterson, NY, 11/11/2005

Tricor (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Tricor (Oral)

Tricor (Oral) Medication Classification


Tricor (Oral) Brandname

Tricor, Lofibra

Tricor (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Fenofibrate (fen-oh-FIB-rate) Lowers fat and harmful cholesterol levels and increases good cholesterol levels in your blood.

When To Not Use Tricor (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to fenofibrate, or if you have liver, kidney, or gallbladder disease.

How Should You Use Tricor (Oral)

Tablet, Capsule

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • It is best to take this medicine with food or milk.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Tricor (Oral) Storage

Store Tricor (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Tricor (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Tricor (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin®), cyclosporine (Sandimmune®, Neoral®), other medicine to lower cholesterol (such as Lescol®, Lipitor®, Mevacor®, Pravachol®, Zocor®).
  • If you also take cholestyramine (Questran®), colestipol (Colestid®), or colesevelam (Welchol™), take your dose of fenofibrate at least 1 hour before or 4 to 6 hours after these other medicines.

Tricor (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have diabetes, thyroid problems, or a history of gallstones.
  • This medicine is only part of a complete program for lowering your cholesterol and triglyceride levels. You will be more successful in treating this problem if you follow all of your doctor's instructions, including eating a low-fat diet and exercising regularly.
  • Your doctor will need to check your blood or urine at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.

Tricor (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Blistering, peeling, red skin rash
  • Dark-colored urine or pale stools
  • Muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially if you also have a fever
  • Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, pain in the upper stomach
  • Sudden and severe stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, lightheadedness
  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild upset stomach, gas
  • Runny nose, sore throat

Tricor (Oral) Ratings

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Tricor (Oral)

Effectiveness: ***

Ease of Use: **

Overall Satisfaction: *


Bruce Griffin, Myles - 09/30/2008

I am currently taking 48mg of Tricor on a daily basis, for the last 5 weeks. Since then, I have experienced chest discomfort, sore arms, numbness in arms, tingling hands, mild anxiety and am a bit shaky from time to time.

I have always been very healthy and active, but have felt poorly since taking Tricor. My triglycerides went from 200 to 120, but I have also changed my diet, to the exclusion of soda and sugar. Hence, I will no longer take this medication.

Tricor (Oral)

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *****


george, IL - 05/17/2008

I began taking 145mg of Tricor nearly a decade ago. I have not had to deal with heartburn since making that wise decision.