TriCor Product Description
TriCor is a potent lipid metabolism regulator used to change blood lipid profile in patients with dyslipidemia II, III, IV and V types and (or) hypercholesterolemia. Results of clinical studies demonstrate that TriCor reliably:
- reduces levels of triglycerides (up to 55%)
- reduces levels of total cholesterol (up to 25%)
- reduces levels of low-density lipoprotein * (up to 35%)
- increases levels of high-density lipoprotein ** (up to 30%)
* bad cholesterol
** good cholesterol
As an oral lipid-lowering agent, TriCor is approved for treatment of:
- severe hypertriglyceridemia;
- dyslipidemia and mixed dyslipidemia (except dyslipidemia I type);
- primary hypercholesterolemia (including patients with a high risk of pancreatitis);
- dyslipidemia (including secondary hyperlipoproteinemia, dyslipoproteinemia) associated with type 2 diabetes.
To achieve the maximum lipid-lowering effect, the patients with hypercholesterolemia and /or dyslipidemia are recommended to:
- adhere to lipid-lowering diet
- limit alcohol consumption
- reduce excess body weight
- increase the level of physical activity
- take TriCor tablets together with food
If you forget to use a dose of TriCor, you must take it as soon as you remember. Stick to the prescribed interval between doses of this lipid metabolism regulator and do not use two doses at the same time.
Some medications used for hormone replacement therapy, diuresis, antihypertensive and antianginal therapy may reduce plasma triglyceride levels and cause hypertriglyceridemia.
If hypertriglyceridemia is caused by any medications, triglyceride levels may gradually decrease to the initial indicators after the end of drug therapy without using lipid-lowering drugs.
TriCor shall be stored at controlled room temperature between 15°C and 30°C in a dry warm place, away from light and out of reach of children.
TriCor Safety Information
TriCor may cause injury to skeletal muscle and dysfunction of muscle fiber in some patients. When using TriCor in combination with cholesterol-lowering drugs of statins group, the risk of musculoskeletal disorders increases.
The information about lipid-lowering therapy published in TriCor review is intended to supplement, but not replace advice, consultation or treatment provided by a primary care doctor. In no event, the online pharmacy is liable for any claims relating to the usage of materials about TriCor lipid metabolism regulator.
TriCor Side Effects
TriCor causes severe side effects very rare. Frequent mild to moderate side effects of TriCor include muscle pain, dizziness, hair loss, pruritus, headache, insomnia, erythema, weight loss, urticaria, decreased libido, arthralgia, as well as gastrointestinal side effects, such as nausea, constipation, vomiting, flatulence, diarrhea, abdominal pain or epigastric distress.
Failure rates of using TriCor because of side effects are less than 5%. The most common reasons for the cancellation of TriCor are serious digestive disorders, abnormal elevation in transaminases or severe skin reactions.