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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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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 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 there any drug interaction or side effects to taking the two drugs gemfibrozil for cholesterol and allopurinol for gout together ?

Is there any drug interaction or side effects to taking the two drugs  gemfibrozil for cholesterol and  allopurinol for gout together ?

No: there are no known interactions between the two drugs however i recommend that you space out the medications when taking them by a few hours so you can monitor for any possible reactions ...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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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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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Lopid (Definition)

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