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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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 the side effects of lopid (gemfibrozil)?

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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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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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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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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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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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

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Does tricore or lopid (gemfibrozil) cause a yeast infection?

Does tricore or lopid (gemfibrozil) cause a yeast infection?

No.: Tricor and Lopid (gemfibrozil) are used to treat elevated triglycerides. Patients with diabetes often have elevated triglycerides. Uncontrolled diabetes often leads to yeast infections. Have you been checked for diabetes? ...Read more

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What is tricor (fenofibrate) used for?

What is tricor (fenofibrate) used for?

TRICOR (fenofibrate): Tricor (fenofibrate) is used to reduce high cholesterol and triglycerides and to somewhat increase HDL cholesterol. It belong to med group called fibrites. ...Read more

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What are the effects of tricor (fenofibrate)?

What are the effects of tricor (fenofibrate)?

TRICOR (fenofibrate): Tricor (fenofibrate) is used to reduce high cholesterol and triglycerides and to somewhat increase HDL cholesterol. It belong to med group called fibrites. ...Read more

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Does tricor (fenofibrate) cause dizziness?

Does tricor (fenofibrate) cause dizziness?

No: Dizziness would be an usual side effect from tricor (fenofibrate). ...Read more

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Is Lipitor (atorvastatin) a better drug than tricor?

They're different: They are used for different profiles of abnormal cholesterol. Lipitor, or generic atorvastatin, is a medication that mostly is used to lower LDL the "bad cholesterol." that is enough for most people. Tricor (fenofibrate) is used to correct a mixed profile, when someone has not only high ldl, but also high triglycerides (blood fat level) and low hdl, the "good cholesterol.". So they're used differently. ...Read more

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Any liver problems from the medication tricor (fenofibrate)?

Any liver problems from the medication tricor (fenofibrate)?

Not common, but: Tricor is a brand of fenofibrate, which is a med for triglycerides. It is usually well tolerated, but everyone taking a cholesterol med of any kind (including herbs) should get their liver checked 6 weeks after starting and/or after any dose adjustment. Fenofibrate can increase liver enzyme tests, but if followed properly by a doctor, should never cause liver damage or permanent problems. ...Read more

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How effective is Fenofibrate (Tricor) for treating atherosclerosis?

How effective is Fenofibrate (Tricor) for treating atherosclerosis?

Good for Hypertrigly: Only statins are considered able to lower athero-sclerosis risk. Fenofibrate is good for reducing Triglycerides in certain patients. There is still muscle pain assoc with fenofibrate, but good to prevent Pancreatitis which can occur when Trigly > 500. Diabetics & Metabolic syndrome patients can have Trigly of 1000-2000 &higher. No good evidence that fenofibrate protects against atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Should I be taking tricor (fenofibrate) for cholesterol side effects?

No: Tricor (fenofibrate) lowers triglyceride and has little effect on cholesterol. ...Read more

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Triglycerides are high, others are ok. Had serious bad reaction to tricor (fenofibrate). Anything natural that can bring trig. #'s down?

Triglycerides are high, others are ok. Had serious bad reaction to tricor (fenofibrate). Anything natural that can bring trig. #'s down?

Yes: Lose weight
cut out bread, rice, potatoes, pasta and sweets including alcohol.
Exercise
omega 3's from either fish oil or flax seed
be checked for diabetes
have your thyroid checked
if still >500 you may have a familial process that may still require drug therapy. ...Read more

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Are there generics for tricor (fenofibrate)?

There are: Generic meds in the same class as tricor--fenofibrate but a generic form of tricor is not available at this time. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: tricor (fenofibrate)?

Fenofibrate: Brand name for Fenofibrate which is a cholesterol lowering medication. ...Read more

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Can tricor (fenofibrate) cause glaucoma?

Can tricor (fenofibrate) cause glaucoma?

Not usually: The side effects could be any from tricor (fenofibrate) but tthe glaucoma is not a known side effect. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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. Bernard Seif
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Tricor (Definition)

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