TriCor (fenofibrate) prescription available online

If you are suffering from high cholesterol or triglyceride levels, TriCor (fenofibrate) can help. Get a new prescription or refill of TriCor from a board-certified doctor online.*

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Several FDA-approved uses

Reduces cholesterol and fatty acids

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About TriCor (fenofibrate)

TriCor is considered a fibrate. It works by reducing cholesterol and triglycerides (fatty acids) in the blood. In combination with a proper diet, Tricor is used to treat high cholesterol and high triglyceride levels.

TriCor is available only by prescription. It may be available in a generic formulation as fenofibrate, as well as under different brand names.

TriCor may be prescribed as a capsule or tablet. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage prescribed.

TriCor uses

There are several FDA-approved uses for TriCor, but your healthcare provider may also prescribe it off-label to treat other medical conditions.

Your doctor may prescribe Tricor for any of the following reasons, or other reasons not listed here. If you have questions about why a medication is prescribed, ask your online doctor or pharmacist.

  • High cholesterol (primary hypercholesterolemia or mixed dyslipidemia)

    TriCor is FDA-approved to reduce elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL), total cholesterol, triglycerides, and apolipoprotein B (Apo B). It can also help increase high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) in adult patients with primary hypercholesterolemia or mixed dyslipidemia.

  • High triglyceride levels (severe hypertriglyceridemia)

    TriCor is FDA-approved to lower triglyceride levels in adult patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia.

TriCor side effects

The side effects associated with taking TriCor are typically mild. Most TriCor side effects are associated with pain, tenderness, or weakness.

  • TriCor has some common side effects. They may include:

    • Headache

    • Back pain

    • Abdominal pain

    • Flu-like symptoms

    Other side effects, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • Sharp stomach pain spreading to your back or shoulder blade

    • Allergic reactions

    • Fever, chills, or unusual bruising

    • Signs of liver problems, such as dark urine or unusual tiredness

    You should call your doctor if you notice any adverse effects, or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms. The use of TriCor is not recommended for children under 18.

How to take TriCor

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your TriCor prescription. Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

TriCor can come in different forms and doses, so be sure to follow the specific instructions on your prescription. The starting dose for TriCor typically ranges from 48–160 mg orally once a day depending on your medical condition.

What to avoid while taking TriCor

TriCor has 135 drug interactions. Don’t change what you are taking without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications, supplements, and other drugs.

Possible drug interactions with TriCor include:

  • Other cholesterol-lowering medications, such as cholestyramine and colesevelam

  • Blood thinners, such as warfarin and Coumadin

  • Drugs that weaken the immune system, such as cancer medicine and steroids

Talk to your doctor about drinking alcohol while taking TriCor. Alcohol may raise your triglyceride levels and increase your risk of liver damage.

Medication alternatives to TriCor

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment altogether, they may suggest another fibrate or cholesterol-lowering medication in another drug class. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives based on your health issue:

TriCor prescription FAQs

  • How much does TriCor cost?

    Depending on your pharmacy, Tricor costs around $63 for ninety 48 mg tablets without insurance. Fortunately, generic brands, such as fenofibrate, may offer an affordable alternative. Price varies with insurance coverage. Our prescription discount card helps members save up to 80% on prescriptions.

  • How can I refill my TriCor prescription?

    To refill your Tricor prescription, book a virtual appointment with one of our top rated board-certified doctors. After reviewing your symptoms, your doctor can send an electronic prescription to your local pharmacy.

  • Who should not take fenofibrate?

    Avoid taking TriCor if you have certain medical conditions, such as:

    • Severe kidney disease

    • Liver disease

    • Gallbladder disease

  • What happens if I miss a dose of TriCor?

    If you miss a dose of TriCor, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it's almost time for your next dose. Avoid taking two doses to make up for a missed dose.

  • What happens if I take too much TriCor?

    If you've taken too much Tricor, call your doctor immediately or contact your local poison control center. If you experience serious symptoms, such as unexplained muscle pain, seek emergency medical help.

  • When is the best time to take TriCor?

    Take TriCor as directed by your doctor. Some forms of TriCor should be taken with food, while others may be taken with or without food. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about the best time to take Tricor.

  • How quickly does TriCor lower triglycerides? 

    It may take several weeks before TriCor reduces your cholesterol or triglyceride levels. TriCor can take up to two months to take full effect.

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TriCor prescription pricing details

How pricing works

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Often the same as an office visit. Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less!

  • We accept these insurance plans and many more:

    • Humana
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First month free



30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week

  • Unlimited messages with your Care Team

  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%

  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests

  • Free memberships for your family

  • Cancel anytime

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Initial visits are $129.

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