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Triglide Uses

Triglide uses include the reduction of triglyceride and cholesterol levels in the body. By lowering triglycerides and cholesterol, Triglide can decrease your risk of developing certain health problems in the future. Triglide should be used in conjunction with lifestyle changes such as a diet low in cholesterol and saturated fats, limited alcohol use, weight loss, and exercise. The medicine has no approved uses in children or universally accepted off-label uses.

Triglide Uses: An Overview

Triglide™ (fenofibrate) is a medication that has been licensed to treat several conditions. Triglide uses include the reduction of:
 
High Cholesterol
High levels of cholesterol in the blood can accumulate on the walls of arteries (known as atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries), leading to decreased blood flow and oxygen supply to the heart, brain, and other areas of the body. This can greatly increase a person's risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, angina (chest pain), a heart attack, or a stroke.
 
Triglide has been licensed to treat high cholesterol in conjunction with a low-cholesterol diet and exercise. It works by lowering total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, VLDL cholesterol, and apo B (a component of cholesterol that is related to several heart disease risk factors). It can also raise HDL cholesterol, which is the good cholesterol.
 
In general, cholesterol treatment is aimed at lowering LDL cholesterol levels enough to reduce the risk of developing complications associated with high cholesterol (see Effects of High Cholesterol). The higher your risk, the lower your LDL goal will be.
 
(Click High Cholesterol Risk to see a list of risk factors that may affect your cholesterol level and some general guidelines about ideal LDL cholesterol levels.)
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Triglide (Fenofibrate)

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