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Tricor

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/ 3,076 posts
Other Names: Fenofibrate

Welchol

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/ 2,778 posts
Other Names: Colesevelam
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 3,076 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 2,778 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Fenofibrate is a medication of the fibrate class. Fenofibrate was developed by Groupe Fournier SA, before it was acquired in 2005 by Solvay Pharmaceutical, a Business owned by the Belgium corporation, Solvay (company) In 2009 Solvay Pharmaceutical was ac... Read more on Wikipedia
Colesevelam is a bile acid sequestrant administered orally. It is developed by Genzyme and marketed in the US by Daiichi Sankyo under the brand name WelChol and elsewhere by Genzyme under the tradename Cholestagel... Read more on Wikipedia
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By kemberly
January 21, 2014
kemberly wrote
welchol and bile dump problems
Hi Kemberly, thanks for sharing this. My father-in-law had his gallbladder removed last year as well and many parts of your story sound quite familiar... I hope you get better and regain your strength.
Ross  |  January 22, 2014
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By Happy Heart
October 31, 2013
Happy Heart wrote
Welchol
Why don't you try just reducing the dosage?? 6 pills seems rather ridiculous to me. I am on it, granted only 1 tablet at night before bed, but it works wonders. And I decided the right dosage for myself at the end of the day. We are all responsible for monitoring ourselves as doctors can only do and know our bodies so much. We are our own best judges.
NYC  |  September 26, 2014
Oh my! It is so disheartening in how the doctors don't tell us about these bad effects! I have been off welchol two days now and can already tell a difference! Can you tell me what you are taking now? I am going to try taking lecithin, to break down fats in meals. Taking when I eat. I haven't started that yet but will post in a week or so to let you know how that works.
kemberly  |  January 22, 2014
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What patients are saying about Tricor vs. Welchol

26 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
liver, took Tricor and it gave me PVC's. This is the last...
...is my first day on welchol. I also take lovaza. I ...Lipitor and it messed up my liver, took Tricor and it gave me PVC's. This is the last med I will try. ...is natural and also works like...
gets worse I have been on Welchol for about 4 months. 1st...
it just gets worse I have been on Welchol for about 4 months. 1st with Tricor and now by itself. At first no problems at all. But now that I'm just taking six pills a day I have noticed the...
because my numbers are good due to WelChol and Tricor....
...couple of weeks but I don't think it will tell much because my numbers are good due to WelChol and Tricor. I have now purchased 12 bottles of Slim Signals and Integra Lean. After...
after stopping tricor due to severe muscle pain.I give up...
...while on welchol?I have been on it only 3 days after stopping tricor due to severe muscle pain.I...
Welchol (which also reduces blood sugar levels for reasons...
I take Welchol (which also reduces blood sugar levels for reasons unknown to science) and Tricor which is an anti-triglyceride med. ...
I am taking Tricor, Welchol and Crestor.
...profiles are always bad even with medication. I am taking Tricor, Welchol and Crestor....
Tricor for a little while and there is no doubt the stuff...
I took Tricor for a little while and ...unfortunatly it was aggravating my peripheral neuropathy which I believe was ...to anything it will be Welchol first then Tricor if that doesn't work ,...
cramping and loose movements. Not an unusual side effect...
...Welchol binds with the fats in the intestinal tract - it does not work in the bloodstream/liver. Because of its action, it can bind up fat soluble vitamins, etc. It was not especially effective f...
meds. I take the following Welchol for Cholesterol, Tricor...
...be okay but these results are from me being on meds. I take the following Welchol for Cholesterol, Tricor for high Triglycerides, and Niaspan to help bring up my HDL's....
I would try it . So far I have not seen any side effects...
...effects . I had mentioned welchol and initially he ...came back with TriCor instead , seeing it wasn't a statin I told him I would try it . So far I have not seen any side effects from this d...
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