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Gemfibrozil

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About Gemfibrozil

Gemfibrozil 600mg tab is used along with a proper diet to help lower fats (triglycerides) and raise “good” cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. Lopid generic may also help to lower “bad” cholesterol (LDL). Gemfibrozil belongs to a group of drugs known as “fibrates.” It works by decreasing the amount of fat produced by the liver. Lowering triglycerides in people with very high triglyceride blood levels may decrease the risk of pancreas disease (pancreatitis). However, gemfibrozil might not lower your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Talk to your doctor about the risk and benefits of gemfibrozil. Lopid side effect can be based on your medical condition.

In addition to eating a proper diet (such as a low-cholesterol/low-fat diet), other lifestyle changes that may help this medication work better include exercising, drinking less alcohol, losing weight if overweight, and stopping smoking.

How to use

Take Gemfibrozil 600mg tab by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually twice a day (30 minutes before your morning and evening meals).

Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.

If you also take certain other drugs to lower your cholesterol (bile acid-binding resins such as cholestyramine or colestipol), take gemfibrozil at least 1 hour before or at least 4-6 hours after taking these medications. These products can react with gemfibrozil, preventing its full absorption.

Take Gemfibrozil 600mg tab regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to take it at the same time each day. Keep taking Lopid generic even if you feel well. Most people with high cholesterol/triglycerides do not feel sick.

It is very important to continue to follow your doctor’s advice about diet and exercise. It may take up to 3 months before you get the full benefit of this drug.

Side effects

  • Stomach upset
  • stomach/abdominal pain
  • unusual taste

If any of these Lopid side effect persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious Lopid side effect.

Lopid generic may rarely cause gallstones and liver problems. Tell your doctor right away if you notice any of these serious Lopid side effect:

  • severe stomach/abdominal pain
  • persistent nausea/vomiting
  • yellowing eyes/skin
  • dark urine

This drug may rarely cause muscle problems (which can rarely lead to a very serious condition called rhabdomyolysis). Tell your doctor right away if you develop any of these symptoms:

  • muscle pain/tenderness/weakness
  • signs of kidney problems

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious Lopid side effect, including

  • signs of infection
  • easy bruising/bleeding
  • unusual tiredness
  • irregular heartbeat
  • numbness/tingling of arms/legs

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away.

Warnings & Precautions

  1. Before taking Gemfibrozil 600mg tab, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it.
  2. Before using Lopid generic, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.
  3. This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
  4. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use.

It is unknown if Gemfibrozil 600mg tab passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breastfeeding while using Lopid generic is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

Drug interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor’s approval.

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