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Old 10-09-2008, 06:53 PM   #1
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Anyone taking Tricor?

Turns out my triglycerides are higher than the DJIA, so doc has prescribed Tricor, 145mg. Ah, the "golden years"...

Wallyworld charged me $80f for a month supply, but through my prescription drug plan at w*rk, it's either $30/mo retail, or $25/mo via snailmail...
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Did your doctor discuss trying long-acting Niacin? Works well for most people, but flushing can be a problem. Gradual dosing and long acting varieties reduce that probability. There are a few other cautions and side effects but most can do very well with it if it's wisely prescribed.

Costs no more than a few bucks and has the added benefit of lowering LDL cholesterol, and raising HDL cholesterol.
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Yes, I took Tricor for years. The 145mg did a great job in lowering my triglicerides... 18 months ago with the concurrence of my doctor, I stopped take Tricor and Zilcor and replaced it all with vitamins, minerals, fishoil, borage and flaxseed oil. Both my cholesterol and triglicerides have been nomal for my last 3 blood tests. (I don't know if this will work for everyone.)
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I've taken Tricor since open heart in 2003. Seems like you automatically go on a bunch of meds after bypass surgery. It's done great for me. Along with that, they put me on Plavix, Metopropol and Crestor. A year later, my doctor took me off Crestor and put me on Vytorin. My numbers are great but I'm going ato talk to him next week at my physical about the Vytorin. This is the same guy that put me on Vioxx prior to my open heart surgery. Make sure I'm not being misled.
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:52 PM   #5
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I'm on Tricor. Zocor did a great job but my Dr. didn't like what it did to my liver enzymes numbers, so she switched me to Tricor. I was on the low dosage and it helped my numbers but over a 3 month period it didn't help enough so I just went to the 145mg and she'll check the numbers in a few months.

Anyone else notice.........constipation..?? I was taking it in the morning and developed a problem, so I switched to bedtime and it's much better. I just have to eat a lot of fruit or salad.

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Turns out my triglycerides are higher than the DJIA, so doc has prescribed Tricor, 145mg. Ah, the "golden years"...

Wallyworld charged me $80f for a month supply, but through my prescription drug plan at w*rk, it's either $30/mo retail, or $25/mo via snailmail...
There is a generic version which may save you some money -
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I take it before bed; no problem with the plumbing, but I'm groggy as hell in the morning...
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