High Triglycerides

What is High Triglycerides?

High triglycerides are high levels of fat in the blood. Triglycerides provide energy, but high levels can increase the chances for heart disease. People with high levels of trigylceride usually do not have any symptoms.

Treatments include medications, diet, and exercise. The most common drug classes used to treat high triglycerides are fibrates, nicotinic acids, and statin / nicotinic acids combinations.

Savings Tips for High Triglycerides

  • A Gene That Protects You From Heart Attack?

    June 24, 2014

    Triglycerides are free fatty acids circulating in your blood. When you have your cholesterol panel checked with your doc you will see: triglycerides, HDL cholesterol and LDL cholesterol. Triglycerides fluctuate depending on what you have to eat or drink but normal fasting triglycerides are < 160. Unlike with LDL cholesterol, studies haven’t shown that high triglycerides are an important marker of risk of stroke and heart disease. See More

  • Why Are Tricor and Trilipix So Expensive?

    May 20, 2014

    They shouldn’t be, and it’s sneaky. Read on.

    As you know, when a branded medication loses patent protection it will face generic competition, and generics are much cheaper. A drug company can change its brand name drug to a slightly different dosage which allows it to extend its patent. It’s legal, but you will see how crazy it is.

    For those of you on Tricor, Trilipix or the generic fenofibrate you should know what has gone on. See More

  • Epanova Approved for High Triglyceride Levels

    May 13, 2014

    Epanova (omega-3 carboxylic acids) has just been approved for the treatment of very high triglycerides (≥500 mg/dL), also known as hypertriglyceridemia.

    So, what are triglycerides?

    Triglycerides, a type of fat found in the blood, make up one of the many components of your body’s cholesterol. Typically when the doctor has you get your blood drawn to find out your cholesterol levels it is comprised of 3 main components: LDL, HDL, and TG. See More

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Popular High Triglycerides Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Crestor Statins 205 See Prices
Lofibra
(fenofibrate micronized, fenofibrate)
Fibrates 31 See Prices
Tricor
(fenofibrate)
Fibrates 36 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

High Triglycerides Drug Classes

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