Your doctor may prescribe Tricor Capsules if there are high levels of fatty acids in your blood, known as cholesterol and triglycerides. If left untreated or uncontrolled, you have an increased risk of atherosclerosis, a condition where your arteries become clogged and causes your heart to work harder to pump blood around your body. As the strain to carry oxygen-rich blood to your heart worsens, you could have a heart attack or stroke.
A simple blood test will tell your doctor whether you need to do something about reducing your cholesterol and triglycerides with Tricor Capsules or generic Fenofibrate Micronized and to rethink your diet and lifestyle. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
Tricor Capsules increase the production of lipoprotein lipase, an enzyme that breaks down triglyceride-rich particles also known as VLDL (very low density lipoprotein) and helps increase the amount that is removed from your body. Tricor Capsules can reduce the amount of these particles that are made and released from your liver as well. You may have heard that your body has good and bad cholesterol? VLDL is really bad so it’s important if your levels are high that you take Tricor Capsules and adopt a healthier diet.
Many people are totally unaware that their blood cholesterol levels are high because there are no symptoms to alert you. That is, until you possibly have a heart attack or stroke. Risk factors include high blood pressure, smoking, and obesity. Some doctors suggest having your cholesterol checked around age 20 and then every 4-6 years thereafter. Diet and exercise can go a long way to improving your job performance, sleep habits, moods, and daily activities. Tricor Capsules will do their job, but you must help by doing your part.
Ask your doctor if Tricor Capsules (called Lipidil Micro in Canada) can be harmful to take if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Discuss other medical conditions and allergies you have and list any OTC and Rx medications you are taking, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements to be certain Tricor Capsules are safe for you.
You should avoid drinking alcohol while taking Tricor Capsules as it can increase triglyceride levels and cause possible damage to your liver. Do not stop taking your current drugs or supplements or start new ones without talking to your doctor first while being treated with Tricor Capsules. Keep all medications out of children’s reach and never share with anyone else.