Advanced Lipidology

Preventative diagnostic services for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes

524 Milwaukee Street, Suite 180
Delafield, WI 53018

Medication Induced Abnormalities

Prescription medication can adversely affect the lipid profile and can cause elevated triglyceride levels.

Medication adversely affecting the lipid profile.

  • Diuretics
  • ß-blocking agents
  • progestogens
  • combined oral contraceptives containing ‘second-generation’ progestogens
  • danazol
  • immunosuppressive agents
  • protease inhibitors
  • anticonvulsants

Drugs causing elevate triglyceride levels

  • Isotretinoin
  • Acitretin
  • Antipsychotics