what is the difference between lipitor and tricor?
Age: 58; Female, Louisiana
Lipitor is a statin drug (Atorvastatin) while Tricor is a fenofibrate. Lipitor is used in the management of patients who have atherosclerosis (coronary artery disease), to reduce elevated total cholesterol, LDL-Cholesterol, and Triglycerides levels and to increase HDL-cholesterol in patients with primary hypercholesterolemia and mixed dyslipidemia. TRICOR is indicated as adjunctive therapy to diet to reduce elevated LDL-Cholesterol, Total-Cholesterol, Triglycerides and, and to increase HDL-Cholesterol in adult patients with primary hypercholesterolemia or mixed dyslipidemia. Though the usage are almost same the chemical composition of the medicines is quite different.
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i am taking trico does that mean i have a bad health problem
Taking Tricor does not mean that you have a bad health problem. It is just to prevent future complications like heart disease or preventing thickening of the arteries (which supply blood to the organs).
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