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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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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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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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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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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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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

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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. Gregory Moneta
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Tricor (Definition)

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