I am on tricor and wondered if there would be a safer drug to take to lower my triglycerites?
Please discuss your options with your doctor.
The link below explains the medicines available for treatment of high cholesterol ... these 2 classes of medicines help to lower triglycerides.
Fibric Acid Derivatives are used to lower triglycerides and cholesterol, and can also increase HDL levels. Side effects may include gastrointestinal discomfort, aching muscles, sensitivity to sunlight, and skin rashes.
* Atromid-S (clofibrate)
* Lopid (gemfibrozil)
* Tricor (fenofibrate)
Nicotinic Acid (niacin or vitamin B3) lowers total and LDL cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol. It can also lower triglycerides. Nicotinic acid is found in food, but is available in high doses by prescription. The main side effects are flushing, itching, tingling and headache.
* Nicotinic Acid
* Niaspan ER (nicotinic acid slow release)
- Tricor Information for Consumers
- Tricor Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tricor (detailed)
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