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    Old 03-31-2017, 05:09 AM   #1
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    Medications for high cholesterol and triglycerides

    I've just had the following test results. All measurements are mg/dl unless stated.

    Glucose 113 (ref range 70-100)

    Total cholesterol 266 (desirable <200)

    HDL cholesterol 45.4 (desirable <40)

    Triglycerides 259.5 (desirable <150)

    VLDL cholesterol 51.9 (no range indicator)

    LDL cholesterol 168.7 (desirable <130)

    Cholesterol / HDL ratio 5.86 (desirable <5.0)

    I have been given medication as follows:

    Lipomax (atorvastatin) 20mg, 1 every morning after food (likely to reduce to 10mg after 3 months and further tests as per doctor)

    Lipanthyl (fenofibrate) 300mg, 1 every evening after food.

    I live in the Middle East, where the quality of doctors and medical care can vary wildly.

    I'd like some reassurance from a medical professional (ideally) that these medications and dosages are appropriate for the condition and the test results.

    Many thanks for your help in advance.

     
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