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If I start taking lopid (gemfibrozil) , will I have to stay on it forever?

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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Cromwell
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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

No. It can be stopped at any time.

In brief: No

No. It can be stopped at any time.
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