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Doctor insights on: Alternatives For Gemfibrozil

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What are the alternatives for gemfibrozil?

What are the alternatives for gemfibrozil?

Lipid lowering agent: Few of the alternatives are fenofibrate, omega-3 (lovaza), niacin, or icosapent ethyl (vascepa). Efficacy, indications and adverse effects vary. It is best to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Gemfibrozil (Definition)

Gemfibrozil is the generic name for an oral drug used to lower lipid levels. It belongs to a group of drugs known as fibrates. It is most commonly sold as the ...Read more


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Can you tell me some alternative or healthy diet to lowering triglyceride instead of gemfibrozil?

Can you tell me some alternative or healthy diet to lowering triglyceride instead of gemfibrozil?

Fiber and alcohol!: Although docs cannot recommend alcohol, european studies confirm that 1 to 2 drinks a day raises HDL and lowers triglycerides and bad cholesterol, ldl. High fiber foods do the same. Same with vigorous exercise. ...Read more

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What r effects of gemfibrozil?

What r effects of gemfibrozil?

Gemfibrozil: Gemfibrozil is used with diet changes (restriction of cholesterol and fat intake) to reduce the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides (other fatty substances) in the blood in certain people with very high triglycerides who are at risk of pancreatic disease (conditions affecting the pancreas, a gland that produces fluid to break down food and hormones to control blood sugar). ...Read more

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What are side affects of gemfibrozil?

What are side affects of gemfibrozil?

Agree w Dr. Fisher: Gemfibrozil (Lopid)
potential side effects include: dyspepsia, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, constipation, headache, vertigo, fatigue, rash & atrial fibrillation. Side effects ( ...Read more

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What will be the effect of gemfibrozil?

What will be the effect of gemfibrozil?

Gemfibrozil: Gemfibrozil is used with diet changes (restriction of cholesterol and fat intake) to reduce the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides (other fatty substances) in the blood in certain people with very high triglycerides who are at risk of pancreatic disease (conditions affecting the pancreas, a gland that produces fluid to break down food and hormones to control blood sugar). ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: gemfibrozil?

Please describe the medication: gemfibrozil?

Gemfibrozil: Gemfibrozil is the generic name for an oral drug used to lower lipid levels. It belongs to a group of drugs known as fibrates. It is most commonly sold as the brand name, lopid (gemfibrozil). ...Read more

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I take lopid (gemfibrozil). What can I expect?

Well tolerated: Generally well tolerated, potential common side effects include stomach upset, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue. Less common is muscle pain. ...Read more

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Is it okay to suddenly stop taking lopid (gemfibrozil)?

Yes: Talk to your doctor before stopping any medication but you don't need to wean Lopid (gemfibrozil) off. ...Read more

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If I start taking lopid (gemfibrozil), will I have to stay on it forever?

If I start taking lopid (gemfibrozil), will I have to stay on it forever?

Not Necessarily: Lipid medications are used to treat a defined cholesterol or triglyceride disorder. If the lipid disorder is the result of another treatable medical condition (e.g., hypothyroidism, diabetes, etc.) then treatment of these conditions, as well as improvement in diet and exercise, can lessen or eliminate the need for lipid medications. ...Read more

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What are syptoms of withdrawal from gemfibrozil?

Genfibrozil: This is a cholesterol lowering agent. There is usually no symptoms of withdrawal. The word withdrawal usually refers to opioid or illicit substance use. ...Read more

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Gemfibrozil and simvastatin?

NOT TOGETHER: Do not use Simvastatin and Gemfibrozil together. Gemfibrozil increases the availability of simvastatin, and can when used together increase the risk of muscle related side effects. The fda has recently changed the labeling for these meds and does not recommend using them together. Used individually they can each be useful for different types of lipid disorders. Gemfibrozil can lower triglycerides. ...Read more

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What are side effects of gemfibrozil?

Gemfibrozil: Sometimes myalgias or muscle pain. Liver function tests should be monitored periodically. ...Read more

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What do the following treat: olux, gemfibrozil?

Skin, Cholesterol: Olux (topical clobetasol) is a topical steroid usually used for psoriasis or scalp dermatoses (caveat: this is not my field of expertise)

gemfibrozil (trade name lopid) is a "cholesterol" agent actually used to lower triglycerides (which is one component of the total cholesterol) ...Read more

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What are the side effects of lopid (gemfibrozil)?

Gemfibrozil (Lopid): Potential side effects include: dyspepsia, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, constipation, headache, vertigo, fatigue, rash & atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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What are typical side effects of gemfibrozil 600mg?

What are typical side effects of gemfibrozil 600mg?

Gemfibrozil: Common side effects include: dyspepsia, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, lfts elevated, ck elevation, more severe side effects: myositis, myopathy, rabdomyolysis, cholelithiasis, cholestatic jaundice, acute appendicitis, anemia, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, atrial fibrillation, cataracts (animal studies), hypersensitivity rxn, exfoliative dermatitis. ...Read more

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Is it safe to suddenly stop taking lopid (gemfibrozil)?

Stopping it abruptly: But may not be a wise choice. Check with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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My tri-glyceride level is high and I am taking gemfibrozil. What diet should I follow?

My tri-glyceride level is high and I am taking gemfibrozil. What diet should I follow?

Low fat, sugars, alc: Tgs can be high because of genetic predisposition, obesity (metabolic syndrome-assoc w/low hdl, high sugar); diets high in fat (tg), alcohol, and carbohydrates (especially simple sugars) can increase tgs. If overweight-lose weight. Very high tg >800-1000 fasting, can cause pancreatitis. Omega 3 fatty acids (marine oils) may help lower tgs. ...Read more

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Does lopid (gemfibrozil) cause poor libido?

Possibly: This is one of the listed side effects of this medication. ...Read more

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Can you ake pravastatin with lopid (gemfibrozil)?

Yes but.......: Taking both drugs can cause muscle and liver problems. Lopid (gemfibrozil) is an older drug. Better drugs available today that are safer. If you stay on both regular checks with labs to eval liver and muscle enzymes. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a drug called lopid (gemfibrozil)?

Gemfibrozil (Lopid): Potential side effects include: dyspepsia, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, constipation, headache, vertigo, fatigue, rash & atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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I have been using lopid (gemfibrozil) and my cholesterol values have gotten worse. Any specific reason?

Depends: Lopid (gemfibrozil) is an old medication used for treating high triglycerides, not ldl. So if your cholesterol is worse, you need to know what deteriorated: LDL or triglycerides. Be plant based, eat lean protein such as poultry and fish (no skin, grilled, baked, broiled or boiled), and decrease your carbs since they worsen both LDL and triglycerides. Add 2-4 grams of fish oil daily. You may need a new med. ...Read more

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Please help me I took gemfibrozil my heart hurts?

Gemfibrozil: Chest pain has been reported with Gemfibrozil (Lopid). It is recommended that you discuss this with your doctor immediately if this occurs. Take care. ...Read more

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Can lopid (gemfibrozil) cause your IBS to flair up?

IBS flare: Gemfibrozil (lopid) might increase flatulence, as well as loose bowel movements. If that is what you mean by ibs flare up. You should also be concerned about symptoms like pain, nausea and vomitting that could be related to pancreatitis that is a known complication from the use of gemfibrozil. ...Read more

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Plz help me I took gemfibrozil and now my heart hurts?

Plz help me I took gemfibrozil and now my heart hurts?

Get help: If you are having chest pain call 911 or go the er, do not assume that Gemfibrozil is causing your symptoms! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take pravastatin and lopid (gemfibrozil)?

Is it safe to take pravastatin and lopid (gemfibrozil)?

Safety pravastatn: Maybe. The safety must always be evaluated on an individual basis, and your doctor will be the best judge of the safety of these medications for you. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Lopid (Definition)

Lopid is a cholesterol/lipid lowering agent which is a ...Read more