- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Tricor* used for?
Generic for Tricor* (Fenofibrate) is used to lower cholesterol (lipids) and triglycerides in the blood. It belongs to a class of medicines called fibrates that prevent coronary heart disease. Fenofibrate increases good cholesterol levels namely HDL while decreases bad cholesterol levels namely LDL, thereby reducing the risk of atherosclerosis. This medicine is prescribed when cholesterol levels cannot be reduced by means of diet and exercise alone. However, while taking Generic for Tricor* (Fenofibrate), it is important to follow a regimen of cholesterol-lowering diet and exercise. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Tricor*?
The dosage of Generic for Tricor* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription label.
Each dose of Generic for Tricor* should be taken with a full glass of water. It can be taken with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Tricor*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Tricor* (Fenofibrate) medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Tricor*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Tricor*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Tricor*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Tricor*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Tricor* (Fenofibrate) can interact with certain medications such as blood thinners, anticoagulant medicines, antidiabetic medicines, and other cholesterol-lowering medicines.
Also, tell your prescriber or healthcare professional if you are a frequent user of drinks containing caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your healthcare professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
What are the side effects of Generic for Tricor*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Tricor* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Tricor* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Tricor* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Tricor* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Tricor* can cause side effects such as gas, indigestion, joint pain, diarrhea, headache, fatigue, rash, sexual problems, hair loss, and hepatitis. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Tricor*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Tricor*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Tricor* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Tricor*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Tricor*?
How will Generic for Tricor* work in my body?
How should Generic for Tricor* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Tricor* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists, or other healthcare professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Tricor* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your healthcare professional before using this, or any other, drug. While taking Fenofibrate, avoid drinking alcohol as it can raise triglyceride levels, resulting in liver damage.