Tricor – is a drug for lowering cholesterol and other fats (triglycerides) in the blood. It is composed of fenofibrate. This component leads to increased dissolution of fats and their excretion from the body. In the course of complex biochemical processes, the cholesterol level drops by a quarter (total cholesterol). Also, medication reduces the concentration of triglycerides in half. As a result, the treatment with Tricor can completely eliminate extra-vascular cholesterol deposits (e.g., tendon). Another effect of the drug – reduction of indicators such as fibrinogen, which is a marker of inflammation, diseases of the circulatory system; it is involved in the formation of clots, affects the ESR. Fluidity of blood increases.

Indications for use

Elevated levels of cholesterol and triglycerides that occur on the background of various diseases. For example, they are diabetes, hepatic ailments.

Tricor is released in the form of tablets. Their use should not cancel the diet and appropriate lifestyle of the patient. The instruction of drug insists on periodic monitoring of the content of lipids in the blood of the patient. After a fairly long use (not less than three months), a doctor evaluates its effectiveness. In case, if dieting and the thrust receiving of Tricor don’t improve the patient’s health – the doctor should offer an extra measure of care or to replace the drug.

Drug Contradictions

  • Severe liver dysfunction (including cirrhosis) and kidneys;
  • Diseases of the gallbladder;
  • Disorders of carbohydrate metabolism (galactosemia, fructosemia, pathology of glucose absorption and so on);
  • Allergies to peanuts, soy and products made from them;
  • Pregnancy, lactation and patients under the age of majority.

The drug should be taken with caution when:

  • Dysfunctions of the liver or kidneys of medium gravity;
  • Alcoholism;
  • Hypothyroidism;
  • At the same time with other drugs that reduce blood clotting;
  • The risk of congenital muscular pathologies;
  •  Old age.

Side effects and overdose of Tricor

The drug can cause side effects. Such reactions of the human organism are caused mainly by the fact that the drug does not fit the patient because of its composition or the need for individual adjustments of daily dosage of pills.

The most common side effects are abdominal pain, vomiting, flatulence and some changes in liver function (increased serum transaminase). Other side effects are extremely rare.

In clinical practice, there were no cases of overdose with Tricor. But if you suspect it, you should monitor the patient, in order to take symptomatic measures.