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What are side effects of gemfibrozil?

What are side effects of gemfibrozil?

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

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 took gemfibrozil and my heart hurts. Is this a side effect? Should I be worried?

I took gemfibrozil and my heart hurts. Is this a side effect? Should I be worried?

No: The answer to your 2 questions is: no and no. On the other hand, anyone who has undiagnosed but on-going chest pain should seek medical attention to determine the cause of the chest pain. If you're still having pain, check it out. ...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 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 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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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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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

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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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Lopid (Definition)

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