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Can You Get TriCor (Fenofibrate) Online?
Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe TriCor (Fenofibrate) online after a medical evaluation.
You can speak with one of our online doctors to learn more about TriCor. Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer.
During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for TriCor, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.
What Is TriCor (Fenofibrate)?
TriCor is also known as fenofibrate and belongs to a group of medications called “fibrates.” TriCor helps to reduce triglycerides and cholesterol in your blood. High levels of cholesterol in your blood are associated with a higher risk of getting atherosclerosis (clogged arteries).
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How Does TriCor Work?
TriCor may reduce the amount of fatty substances such as triglycerides and cholesterol by increasing the amount of HDL (high-density lipoprotein). HDL is a certain type of fatty substance that helps decrease the chance of heart disease in your blood.
Over time, cholesterol and fats can build up along the walls of your arteries. This is called atherosclerosis and it decreases your blood flow, which leads to a lack of proper oxygen supply to your brain, heart, and other organs in your body.
All of this builds up to a higher risk of heart disease, strokes, angina, and heart attacks. TriCor is part of a class of medications known as antilipemic agents. These agents work by helping to speed up your natural ability to remove cholesterol from your body.
What Are the Associated Dosages and Treatments for TriCor?
TriCor medication should be taken by mouth, usually once a day as prescribed by your doctor. This class of fenofibrates comes in capsule and tablet form and your dose will be based on your medical condition and how you respond to treatment. Don’t switch between different brands or tablet quantities unless prescribed by your doctor.
This medication can be taken with or without food. You should take TriCor at least one hour before or four to six hours after taking any other cholesterol lowering drugs such as colestipol or cholestyramine. These kinds of medications can bind to TriCor and prevent you from fully absorbing your medication.
It is best to take TriCor on a regular schedule and to continue with a healthy regimen of diet and exercise in order to get the most benefit from this medication. You may feel the full effect of TriCor in up to two months.
What Are the Benefits of TriCor?
TriCor can help improve your cholesterol numbers if your triglycerides and LDL cholesterol levels are abnormal, especially when used regularly with a low-cholesterol diet and a healthy exercise plan.
What Are the Side Effects of TriCor?
TriCor is generally well tolerated by most patients. Some common side effects may include:
- Runny nose
- Mild Nausea
- Back pain
- Mild abdominal pain
- Itching and swelling
- Yellowing skin or eyes
More serious side effects are uncommon, but you should call your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Skin that easily bruises
- Racing heart beat
- Chest pain
- Sudden wheezing, rapid breathing, or coughing up blood
- Severe stomach pain that spreads to your back
- Swelling, pain, or redness in your legs
- Swelling of your tongue, lips, or face
- Difficulty breathing
- Red or purple spots that look like pinpoints underneath your skin
- Bleeding from your nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum
Very rarely, TriCor can cause a breakdown of your skeletal muscle tissue that could lead to kidney failure. Call your doctor as soon as possible if you have:
- Darker urine
- Unusual tiredness
- Unexplained weakness
What Are the Considerations and Precautions of TriCor?
Before taking TriCor, there are some special precautions you may need to follow. Be sure to tell your doctor if you plan to become pregnant or are pregnant. You should also tell your doctor if you get pregnant while taking TriCor. You shouldn’t breastfeed while taking TriCor.
You should let your doctor know if you are a heavy drinker or if you have drunk large amounts of alcohol in the past. Consult with your doctor if you have or have ever had any of the following conditions:
- Gallbladder disease
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
What Are the Drug Interactions for TriCor?
Tell your physician about any medications you are taking, including any nonprescription medications such as nutritional supplements, herbal supplements, or vitamins. Your doctor may need to monitor you carefully if you are on any of the following medications:
- Coumadin (warfarin)
- Lopressor or Toprol XL (metoprolol)
- Mevacor (lovastatin)
- Pravachol (pravastatin)
- Zocor (simvastatin)
- Lipitor (atorvastatin)
- Crestor (rosuvastatin)
- Tenormin (atenolol)
- Diuretics or “water pills”
- Hormone replacement therapy medications
- Birth control pills that contain hormones
- Immunosuppressants such as cyclosporine
Can You Buy TriCor Online?
Some websites may promise to ship you TriCor directly to your door without getting a prescription or speaking to a doctor.
But, by law, you must speak to a doctor and obtain a prescription before getting a medication like TriCor.
Luckily, there is a safe way to buy TriCor online. With PlushCare, you can see a doctor online through video chat or by telephone where you can discuss your medical issues with a qualified doctor.
Telehealth is not appropriate for serious conditions that require immediate attention or emergency care. If you experience any life-threatening issues, call 911 or go to an emergency room immediately.
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