Which medications are used in the management of hypertriglyceridemia (high triglyceride levels)?

Updated: Jul 23, 2021
  • Author: Mary Ellen T Sweeney, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Medications used in the management of hypertriglyceridemia include the following:

  • Fibric acid derivatives (eg, gemfibrozil, fenofibrate)

  • Niacin (slow-release, immediate-release, extended-release formulations)

  • Omega-3 fatty acids (eg, omega-3-acid ethyl esters)

  • HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (eg, atorvastatin, fluvastatin, pitavastatin, pravastatin, lovastatin, simvastatin, rosuvastatin)


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