Tricor and Silicosis - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Silicosis is reported only by a few people who take Tricor.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Tricor and have Silicosis. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 21,445 people who have side effects while taking Tricor from the FDA, and is updated regularly.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Aug, 17, 2022

21,445 people reported to have side effects when taking Tricor.
Among them, 4 people (0.02%) have Silicosis.

What is Tricor?

Tricor has active ingredients of fenofibrate. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. eHealthMe is studying from 22,345 Tricor users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Silicosis?

Silicosis (a lung disease that is caused by inhaling tiny bits of silica) is found to be associated with 218 drugs and 113 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Tricor and Silicosis reports submitted per year:

Could Tricor cause Silicosis?

Gender of people who have Silicosis when taking Tricor *:

  • female: 0.0 %
  • male: 100 %

Age of people who have Silicosis when taking Tricor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 100 %

Common drugs people take besides Tricor *:

  1. Vicodin: 4 people, 100.00%
  2. Lovaza: 4 people, 100.00%
  3. Ativan: 4 people, 100.00%
  4. Calcitriol: 4 people, 100.00%
  5. Cardizem: 4 people, 100.00%
  6. Carnitor: 4 people, 100.00%
  7. Crestor: 4 people, 100.00%
  8. Furosemide: 4 people, 100.00%
  9. Humulin R: 4 people, 100.00%
  10. Venofer: 4 people, 100.00%

Common side effects people have besides Silicosis *:

  1. Weight Increased: 4 people, 100.00%
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 4 people, 100.00%
  3. Ageusia (loss of taste functions of the tongue): 4 people, 100.00%
  4. Aortic Stenosis (obstruction to the outflow of blood from the left ventricle into the aorta): 4 people, 100.00%
  5. Appetite - Decreased (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat): 4 people, 100.00%
  6. Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles): 4 people, 100.00%
  7. Breathing Difficulty: 4 people, 100.00%
  8. Burning Sensation: 4 people, 100.00%
  9. Coal Worker's Pneumoconiosis (lung disease of coal worker affects upper part of lung): 4 people, 100.00%
  10. Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water): 4 people, 100.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction): 2 people, 50.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Tricor and have Silicosis?

Check whether Silicosis is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on fenofibrate (the active ingredients of Tricor) and Tricor (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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