Which drugs can aggravate modest triglyceride elevations?

Updated: Dec 19, 2019
  • Author: Mary Ellen T Sweeney, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Patients with modest triglyceride elevations may develop severe hypertriglyceridemia and risk of pancreatitis if an aggravating agent is instituted. Drugs such as oral isotretinoin and unopposed oral estrogen replacement therapy should be used with caution.


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