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Triglide Dosage for High Cholesterol

The recommended starting dosage for people with high cholesterol, with or without high triglycerides, is Triglide 160 mg once a day. Your healthcare provider will recommend that you return to have your cholesterol and triglyceride levels rechecked after several weeks. If you have not reached your cholesterol goals at this time, your healthcare provider may choose to add a new medication to your treatment.
Your healthcare provider may decide to decrease your dose if a side effect occurs or if your cholesterol levels fall significantly below the targeted goal.
If you are over the age of 65 or have severe kidney disease, your healthcare provider may decide to start you on a lower dose, such as Triglide 50 mg once a day. If your cholesterol levels are not at the desired level after several weeks, your dose may be increased only after the effects of Triglide on your kidney have been evaluated.

General Triglide Dosage Information

Some considerations for people taking Triglide include:
  • Triglide should be used in combination with lifestyle modifications. These lifestyle changes include a healthy diet low in cholesterol and saturated fats, limited alcohol use, weight loss, and exercise.
  • Triglide should be taken with a glass of water, and may be taken with or without food.
  • Do not break, chew, or crush the Triglide tablets.
  • Triglide should be taken at the same time every day to help maintain an even level of the medicine in the blood. Do not take it more often than directed.
  • If you are taking a bile acid sequestrant, make sure to take your Triglide more than one hour before or four hours after the bile acid sequestrant. Bile acid sequestrants include:
o Cholestyramine (Prevalite®, Questran®, Questran Light, LoCholest®)
  • If you forget to take a dose of Triglide, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your normal dosing schedule. Never double your dose of Triglide at one time.
  • For Triglide to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Triglide will not work if you stop taking it.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to Triglide or your Triglide dosage, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking Triglide without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
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