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).
Triglide™ (fenofibrate) is a prescription medication that is used to reduce triglycerides (a fat-like substance) and cholesterol levels in the body. Lowering the levels of these substances may help to prevent conditions such as heart disease, angina (chest pain), strokes, and heart attacks. Triglide should be used in combination with diet and exercise.
It is manufactured by SkyePharma Production for Sciele Pharma, Inc.
Triglide has been licensed for several uses, including:
- 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).
Triglide can actually cause an increase in LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) for people with very high levels of triglycerides (greater than 350 mg/dL). Therefore, it should be used with extreme caution or not at all in people with this condition who also have high levels of LDL cholesterol.
(Click Triglide Uses for more detailed information on these uses.)