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What medicines are used for high triglisorides. I think I

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What medicines are used for high triglisorides. I think I spelled it right.
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mysticdoc :

The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

mysticdoc :

Hello

mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

mysticdoc :

Fenofibrate can be used to lower triglyceride level.

mysticdoc :

This is a prescription medication.

mysticdoc :

Niacin is another medication that can be used.

mysticdoc :

Niacin is also available over the counter but at lower strength.

mysticdoc :

These two medications are most commonly used along with fish oil successfully.

mysticdoc :

A statin like Crestor or Lipitor also can be combined with these medications if required.

mysticdoc :

The main side effects can be muscle pain, elevated liver enzymes, gastric upset.

mysticdoc :

But these side effects are not commonly observed.

mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

Customer:

Will Niacin work better than fish oil or should it be combined.

Customer:
mysticdoc :

You should combine niacin and fish oil together for better response.

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