Fenofibrate is a medicine used to reduce the levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides, and increase the amount of HDL (good cholesterol) in the blood. As excess fat in the blood can deposit in the arteries and result in heart diseases, this tablet is given to prevent it.
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What is the risk of high triglycerides?
Query: Hi doctor, I am having high triglycerides around 250 to 500 mg/dL, but very low LDL around 30 to 45 mg/dL for the last five years. Kindly help. What should I do? I swim five days a week for 20 minutes daily. I am currently on tablet vitamin B12 and Zinc supplement. I have also attached my laboratory... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Increase in triglycerides of this level should be treated with Fenofibrate. I would recommend to reduce potato, rice and sweets. In case you consume alcohol you should quit it. Continue with swimming and in winters do jogging. Read Full »
Reports suggest high cholesterol levels. What medicines do you suggest?
Query: Hello doctor, My mom is 66 years old. She is living a healthy life. She has no health complications as such, but she complains that she is exhausted after doing very little work. So, just as a measure, we got her blood test done. The reports (lipid profile) suggest that there is some issue with cho... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have evaluated your mother's reports (attachment removed to protect patient's identity). Her cholesterol is high and at this age, she should be started on medicines. Her thyroid levels were high in the previous reports. I want to know the current status. Followin... Read Full »
What does high triglyceride levels with low HDL indicate?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 34 years old and weigh about 96 kg. My latest lipid profile shows Triglycerides - 398 mg/dl. HDL - 27 mg/dl. LDL - 96 mg/dl. Total - 175 mg/dl. Please advise what to do? Any immediate medication I need to start? Which doctor to consult? Any other tests to be done? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have increased triglyceride levels and low HDL (high dentisity lipoprotein) levels. Your HDL has been varying from 24 to 38 for the last three years and your current medication is Colred powder which is a ... Read Full »
What medication do I need to take for my high triglyceride levels?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 34 years old. My lipid profile shows: Total cholesterol 154 mg/dL HDL 26.8 mg/dL LDL 67.9 mg/dL Triglyceride 298 mg/dL FBS is 95mg/dL and RBS 132 mg/dL. Blood pressure 146/82 mmHg. Can I use the cholesterol medicine for triglycerides? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from back pain and hypertriglyceridemia with low HDL (high density lipoprotein) level. You have a high VLDL (very level density lipoprotein) level too. For your abnormal lipid profile leve... Read Full »
I have a triglyceride level of 423 mg/dL. Do I need to take medicines?
Query: Hi doctor, My triglyceride level is 423. Do I need a medicine to bring it down? If yes, then which one? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Triglyceride level of 423 is quite high and it has to be brought down with dietary control, exercise and medical management.You should also be screened for diabetes and hypertension that coexist with hypertriglyceridemia.I suggest you a combination tablet of Atorvastatin ... Read Full »
How to reduce triglyceride levels after stent placement?
Query: Hello doctor,How to reduce triglyceride levels, which is 262 as on today. I have a stent placed three years ago. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you had a stent, you must be on medicines like Atorvastatin or Rosuvastatin, which also helps in lowering triglyceride levels. In spite of these medications, if your triglycerides are elevated, you will need to add one more medicine like tablet Fenofibrat... Read Full »
Why is my husband's sugar level consistently high despite taking medicines?
Query: Hi doctor, My husband has diabetes for the last 10 years. He is currently on Amaryl M1. He is living a sedentary lifestyle. For the past few months, the sugar level is always high despite the medication. The fasting blood sugar value was around 169, a week back. His other tests like triglycerides... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post and investigations (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would suggest a stepwise approach. As the blood glucose level is not controlled on Amaryl M 1, increase the dose to Amaryl M 2 (Glimepiride and Metformin), one tablet in the m... Read Full »
How can I lower my high triglycerides level?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 54-year-old male. I am approximately 20 pounds overweight due to COVID-19 stress. I went to my physician, and my blood pressure was 120/80, and all other lab tests were normal except for triglycerides at 667. I am not on any medications typically for hypertriglyceridemia. I was no... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from obesity, and your recent lipid profile has shown that your triglycerides level are 667 that is very above normal. According to your lipids profile test and re... Read Full »
Kindly analyze my attached reports and advise.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old male. My height is 6'1" and weight is 120 kg. I had blood tests and need your advice on preventive health care and preventive medication, if any. I am looking forward for your guidance and advice. I am obese since birth with a family history of obesity. I do not have ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. I have evaluated your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and there are two main issues. They are deranged lipid profile and vitamin D deficiency. I would recommend to continue vitamin D supplement and following for cholestero... Read Full »
Is Stanlip not recommended in allergic bronchitis patient?
Query: Hello doctor, I was taking Stanlip 145 (to lower high triglycerides) along with my ulcerative colitis medication. I am also taking Amlodac AT from 2014. I was admitted to a chest hospital due to breathing problems during nights on 13th June and was diagnosed as suffering from allergic bronchitis. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I feel sorry to hear about your recent admission in the hospital with an episode of bronchitis. I suggest you to keep Stanlip (Fenofibrate) on hold. Because there are many other good brands available that can help control your triglycerides and with little sid... Read Full »