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What medication treats hypertriglyceridemia?
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Hypertriglyceridemia
Three classes of medications are appropriate for the management of major triglyceride elevations: fibric acid derivatives, niacin, and omega-3 fatty acids.
High doses of a strong statin (simvastatin, atorvastatin, rosuvastatin) also lower triglycerides, by as much as approximately 50%.

In brief: Hypertriglyceridemia
Three classes of medications are appropriate for the management of major triglyceride elevations: fibric acid derivatives, niacin, and omega-3 fatty acids.
High doses of a strong statin (simvastatin, atorvastatin, rosuvastatin) also lower triglycerides, by as much as approximately 50%.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Fish oil best
While there are several treatments, the most effective and safest treatment for hypertriglyceridemia is fish oil.
The effective dose is usually 3600 mg of dha+epa (in any combination), which can lower severe very high triglyceride levels by 50-80%. Prescription Lovaza and vascepa fish oils are both effective, but over the counter fish oil is much cheaper and works just as well.

In brief: Fish oil best
While there are several treatments, the most effective and safest treatment for hypertriglyceridemia is fish oil.
The effective dose is usually 3600 mg of dha+epa (in any combination), which can lower severe very high triglyceride levels by 50-80%. Prescription Lovaza and vascepa fish oils are both effective, but over the counter fish oil is much cheaper and works just as well.
Dr. William Haynes
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