Top 20 Doctor insights on: Fenofibrate vs gemfibrozil

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Fenofibrate (Definition)

Fenofibrate is a generic preparation for lowering triglycerides and raising good cholesterol. It has no effect on LDL or bad cholesterol. It should not be used if you ...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 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

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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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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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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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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 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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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 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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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


Dr. Janice Alexander
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Tricor (Definition)

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