High Triglycerides: Is Your Medicine Causing It?? (10 Culprits)

High Triglycerides are dangerous, and are one of the 5 criteria for Metabolic Syndrome, so if your Triglycerides are even slightly elevated, that’s a problem. What if it is one of your medications elevating your triglycerides? Fact is there is a long list of medications that can raise your triglycerides to dangerous levels.

This video will give you the information you need to talk to your doctor about your medications. If you take one of the medicines on this list, have a discussion with your health-care provider about changing or stopping it. High triglycerides is not joke because it is dangerous.

Medications that can Elevate Triglycerides:
Retinoids – isotretinoin, alitretinoin, etretinate, acitretie, adapalene, bexarotene, tazarotene

Anti-Psychotics – Benperidol, Bromperidol, Droperidol, Haloperidol, Timiperone, Fluspirilene, Penfluridol, Pimozide, Phenothiazines, Chlorpromazine, Cyamemazine, Dixyrazine, Fluphenazine, Levomepromazine, Perazine, Pericyazine, Perphenazine, Pipotiazine, Prochlorperazine, Promethazine, Prothipendyl, Thioproperazine, Thioridazine, Trifluoperazine, Thioxanthenes, Chlorprothixene, Clopenthixol, Flupentixol, Thiothixene, Zuclopenthixol, Sulpiride, Sultopride, Veralipride, Carpipramine, Clocapramine, Clorotepine, Clotiapine, Loxapine, Mosapramine, Molindone, Amisulpride, Iloperidone, Lurasidone, Paliperidone, Perospirone, Risperidone, Ziprasidone, Aripiprazole, Brexpiprazole, Cariprazine, Asenapine, Clozapine, Olanzapine, Quetiapine

Immunosuppresants – Cyclosporin, Tacrolimus

Corticosteroids – Cortisone, Methylprenisolone, Prednisone, Prednisolone

Retrovirals – Norvir, Viracept, Abacavir, Ziagen, Videx, Emtriva, Epivir, Zerit, Vemlidy, Viread, Zidovudine


Loop Diuretics – Ethacrynic Acid, Bumetanide, Furosemide, Torsemide

Thiazide Diuretics – indapamide, hydrochlorothiazide, chlorthalidone, metolazone, methyclothiazide, hydrochlorothiazide, chlorothiazide, methyclothiazide, bendroflumethiazide, polythiazide, hydroflumethiazide

beta-blockers – Acebutolol (Sectral), Atenolol (Tenormin), Betaxolol (Kerlone), Bisoprolol (Zebeta, Ziac), Carteolol (Cartrol), Carvedilol (Coreg), Labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), Metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol-XL), Nadolol (Corgard), Nebivolol (Bystolic), Penbutolol (Levatol), Pindolol (Visken), Propanolol (Inderal), Sotalol (Betapace), Timolol (Blocadren)

Meds that Raise Trig’s:

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