Tricor vs Vytorin

Tricor
(Rx)
Vytorin
(Rx)
Tricor is a cholesterol lowering medication.
Vytorin is a cholesterol lowering medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.7
Slightly Satisfied
Concern level
2.1
Helpfulness
for High Cholesterol
3.0
Concern level
2.5
Approval Date
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December 31, 1993
July 23, 2004
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
3,813 Discussions
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Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Tricor is prescribed for High Triglycerides and High Cholesterol and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
Vytorin is prescribed for High Cholesterol and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Tri
Muscle Pain
7
Weight Loss
6
Tiredness
4
Weakness
4
Weight Gain
2
Depression
2
Headaches
2
Allergy
2
Stomach Pain
2
Nausea
2
Vyt
Muscle Pain
10
Tiredness
6
Weakness
4
Weight Loss
4
Depression
3
Cancer
3
Headaches
3
Weight Gain
3
Cramping
3
Anxiety
2
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Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Tricor during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
X Category X
Vytorin is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Tricor and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Vytorin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 48 mg, 54 mg, 145 mg, 160 mg
Capsule: 67 mg, 134 mg, 200 mg
Tablet: 10-40 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Fenofibrate Micronized , Fenofibrate Nanocrystallized
Ezetimibe/Simvastatin
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Tricor and Vytorin: Moderate Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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