Tricor vs Welchol

Tricor
(Rx)
Welchol
(Rx)
Tricor is a cholesterol lowering medication.
Welchol is a cholesterol lowering medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
2.1
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
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December 31, 1993
May 26, 2000
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
3,813 Discussions
3,595 Discussions
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
#1 for Diarrhea
#2 for Bile
#3 for IBS
#5 for Diabetes
Welchol is prescribed for Bile, IBS and High Cholesterol and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Diarrhea, although it is not approved for this condition.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Tri
Muscle Pain
9
Weight Loss
8
Tiredness
5
Weakness
5
Weight Gain
3
Depression
3
Headaches
3
Allergy
2
Stomach Pain
2
Nausea
2
Wel
Bloating
5
Heart Attack
3
Weight Gain
3
Dizziness
3
Burning
3
Joint Pain
2
Stomach Problems
2
Bile Reflux
2
Hair Loss
1
Shortness of Breath
1
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Muscle Pain
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9
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Weight Loss
Tri
Wel
8
0
Tiredness
Tri
Wel
5
0
Weakness
Tri
Wel
5
0
Weight Gain
Tri
Wel
3
3
Depression
Tri
Wel
3
0
Headaches
Tri
Wel
3
0
Allergy
Tri
Wel
2
0
Stomach Pain
Tri
Wel
2
0
Nausea
Tri
Wel
2
0
Bloating
Wel
Tri
5
0
Heart Attack
Wel
Tri
3
0
Weight Gain
Wel
Tri
3
3
Dizziness
Wel
Tri
3
0
Burning
Wel
Tri
3
0
Joint Pain
Wel
Tri
2
0
Stomach Problems
Wel
Tri
2
0
Bile Reflux
Wel
Tri
2
0
Hair Loss
Wel
Tri
1
0
Shortness of Breath
Wel
Tri
1
0
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.
B Category B
Before taking Welchol during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Tricor and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Welchol 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
Powder: 3.75 gram
Tablet: 625 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Fenofibrate Micronized , Fenofibrate Nanocrystallized
Colesevelam Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Tricor and Welchol: 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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