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Patients should be advised:
- of the potential benefits and risks of TRICOR.
- not to use TRICOR if there is a known hypersensitivity to fenofibrate or fenofibric acid.
- of medications that should not be taken in combination with TRICOR.
- that if they are taking coumarin anticoagulants, TRICOR may increase their anti-coagulant effect, and increased monitoring may be necessary.
- to continue to follow an appropriate lipid-modifying diet while taking TRICOR.
- to take TRICOR once daily, without regard to food, at the prescribed dose, swallowing each tablet whole.
- to return for routine monitoring.
- to inform their physician of all medications, supplements, and herbal preparations they are taking and any change to their medical condition. Patients should also be advised to inform their physicians prescribing a new medication that they are taking TRICOR.
- to inform their physician of any muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness; onset of abdominal pain; or any other new symptoms.
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/22/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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