Hypertriglyceridemia: Take Action Today!

Hypertriglyceridemia: Take Action Today!

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Hypertriglyceridemia, or high triglyceride levels, can have detrimental effects on your health.  Hypertriglyceridemia can lead to a number of diseases such as pancreatitis, non alcoholic liver disease  (NALD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD).  Before I can go any further, let’s be clear on what triglycerides are.

Hypertriglyceridemia aka Too Many Fat Cells

More specifically triglycerides are fat…

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Make Your Heart Healthy Again By Reducing Excess Cholesterol

Fenofibrate is a drug from the fibrate class. Being approved by the major drug regulatory authorities, Fenofibrate is a totally safe drug to consume for treating the increased level of Low Density Lipoprotein cholesterol and triglycerides present in the body. It breaks the bad cholesterols by stimulating the concerned enzyme so that they don’t get accumulated along the artery walls. Its effective mechanism also reduces the accumulated fat in the body.

What does it do?

  • It increases High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol

  • It decreases soaring LDL cholesterol, Triglycerides, total cholesterol and Apolipoprotein B

  • It reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases

  • It can also be used off the label to treat high blood uric acid levels for people suffering with gout

Dosage instruction for Fenofibrate

  • Patients should support the drug with low fat diet, regular physical activity and a proper exercise regime

  • Fenofibrate can be consumed with or without food

  • Do not stop the medication after seeing the positive results unless your doctor has advised so

  • Can be consumed with statins also

Know more : http://www.canadadrugcenter.com/tricor/tricor-overview.html

Clinical Therapeutics - 18 of % test questions

Clinical Therapeutics – 18 of % test questions

There are several drugs that increase the risk for statin toxicity, including rhabdomyolysis:

  • Fibrates: Interactions between statins and drugs in the fibrate class occur much more frequently with gemfibrozil than with fenofibrate.However, even with gemfibrozil, less than 1% of patients on the combination of gemfibrozil and a statin drug will experience rhabdomyolysis.
  • Azole antifungals: All drugs…

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