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Tricor and blood sugar!

I have had high trygicerides for a while but never even colse to high sugar levels. I started taking Tricor a couple of weeks ago and now I have high glucose levels, can Tircor cause this?
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159619 tn?1318997813
Tricor is a Fenofibrate which helps control cholesterol and TGLS by blocking their abosorbtion into your system through your intestinal tract. There is an extremely and I mean EXTREMELY small chance that Tricor can cause Diabetes, but it is extremely rare. How high was you fasting blood sugar level? What does your doctor say?

Let us know so we can hellp provide better help.

Jon
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237039 tn?1264261657
Wow, I wasn't aware of Tricor causing elevation of blood sugar.  Seems I need to research Tricor a bit more.
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159619 tn?1318997813
I almost did not even bring it up as it is such an extremely rare side effect. Actually, Tricor has a very rare side effect of causing diabetes which may lead to increase fasting glucse levels. Again, it is very, very rare, so much so I almost didn't bring it up, but I guess everyone should be aware but not alarmed.

Hope I didn't confuse things!

Jon
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I started taking Tricor about 6 months ago and since then my fasting glucose has been around 126 and my glucose intolerance is 178.  My A1C has always been around 4.2 and now is 6.8.  Are there any other medications out there for lowering triglycerides that wont cause this reaction?  Tricor also makes me nausiated.
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