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Triglide is a prescription drug licensed for the treatment of high cholesterol and high triglycerides in adults. By reducing cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the body, it can help decrease the risk of developing certain health problems in the future. The medication should be used in combination with diet and exercise. Triglide is available in tablet form and is taken once a day, and may be taken with or without food. Some common side effects include increased liver enzymes, constipation or mild diarrhea, and abdominal pain (or stomach pain).
- Lowering cholesterol levels in patients with hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol). Triglide can reduce total cholesterol, LDL ("bad cholesterol"), apo B (a component of cholesterol that is related to several heart disease risk factors), and VLDL (very low density lipoprotein cholesterol). Triglide can also raise HDL ("good cholesterol").
- Lowering triglycerides in patients with hypertriglyceridemia (high triglyceride levels). Very high triglyceride levels in the body increase the risk of developing a condition known as pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).