Triglide is a cholesterol-lowering medicine used, in addition to an appropriate diet, to treat adults with high cholesterol. Triglide reduces LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, total cholesterol levels, triglycerides, and apolipoprotein B; and increases HDL (“good”) cholesterol.
Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medications while you are taking Triglide. Triglide should not be used with blood thinners (such as warfarin) or cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins (such as atorvastatin, pravastatin, or simvastatin). If you are taking Triglide with a blood thinner, your doctor will monitor your blood-clotting tests. Also, tell your doctor about any cholesterol-lowering medicines you may be taking as he or she will need to determine if the combination of Triglide and one of those medications is right for you.
Triglide can cause liver problems. Your doctor will monitor your liver function.
Triglide can increase your risk of developing gallstones. Call your doctor immediately if you experience abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting. These may be signs of inflammation of your gallbladder or pancreas. Your doctor will also do studies to test for gallstones.
Triglide can cause serious muscle conditions that may lead to kidney damage. Your risk can increase if you are also taking statins. Tell your doctor immediately if you experience unexplained muscle pain, weakness, or tenderness, especially if you also have a fever or general body discomfort.
Triglide can cause pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), severe allergic reactions, blood abnormalities, and clotting problems.