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Gemfibrozil is widely used for reducing the cholesterol as well as triglycerides (one of the fatty acids) in the blood. When this type of fatty acids is present in the blood then the person is at a higher risk of developing atherosclerosis i.e. clogged arteries. Gemfibrozil tablet is mainly used together with diet in order to treat very high cholesterol as well as triglyceride levels.
This is medicine is mainly used for decreasing a person’s risk of pancreatitis when triglyceride levels are very high. It is also given for decreasing the risk of heart disease in certain patients suffering from high cholesterol. You can easily find Gemfibrozil 300 mg price from the internet.
Gemfibrozil generic drug is available in the market by the brand name Lopid. This medicine belongs to a group of drugs known as fibrates.
Gemfibrozil tablet is mainly taken twice a day, usually 30 minutes before breakfast and dinner. Strictly follow all the directions that are mentioned on your prescription label. This medicine should not be taken in larger or smaller amounts or for a longer time than recommended by your doctor. Take this lopid medicine by mouth as directed by your doctor.
Lopid medication is available in different strengths so the dosage of this medication is completely based on your medical conditions as well as response to the treatment.
Gemfibrozil 300 mg oral tablet is only the part of your treatment program that also includes weight control, diet as well as exercise. Therefore, during your treatment, it is very important for you to follow the doctor’s directions strictly.
While you are using Lopid 300 mg tablet, make sure that you have your frequent blood tests in order to know about your kidney function as well as liver function. You also need to have a frequent test for anaemia. Make sure that you store this medicine at room temperature right away from heat, light as well as moisture.
If you are also taking certain other drugs in order to lower your cholesterol then take Gemfibrozil 300 mg oral tablet at least one hour before or at least 4-6 hours after taking these medications such as cholestyramine or colestipol. These products can react with Gemfibrozil which prevents its full absorption.
In order to get the most benefit from it then take this medication every day. Make sure to take Gemfibrozil 300 mg oral tablet at the same time in order to ensure that you remember to take the medicine. Even if you start feeling better after a few days, don’t stop taking the medicine. People who suffer from high cholesterol or triglycerides do not feel sick. Lopid 300 mg tablet may take up to three months before you get the full benefit.
You need to take the missed dose as soon as you remember. But if it’s time for your next dose then don’t take the missed dose. Remember that you should never take two doses at the same time.
Strictly follow the diet which is recommended by your doctor. If you are not going to follow the cholesterol-lowering diet plan, then remember that cholesterol medication gemfibrozil is not going to be effective in reducing your cholesterol.
Therefore, you need to stop drinking alcohol as it is going to interfere with your treatment.
This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to it or if you are suffering from severe liver disease, gallbladder disease, serious kidney disease as well as if you are taking repaglinide or simvastatin. In order to ensure that Lopid medication is safe for you, do tell your doctor in advance if you have ever suffered from heart disease, gallstones, cataracts as well as if you have taken warfarin and other cholesterol medication.
Gemfibrozil tablets contain certain inactive ingredients which can cause you allergic reactions as well as other problems. To know more about this, you can talk to your doctor. Also, make sure that you inform your doctor about all the products that you are using.
Since it is not known whether Gemfibrozil medication harms an unborn baby or not. While using this medication, if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant then immediately inform your doctor.
It is not clear whether Gemfibrozil passes into the breast milk or not or whether it harms the nursing baby. So you should breastfeed your baby if you are taking Gemfibrozil tablets.
Some of the common side effects of Gemfibrozil tablets are:
Contact your doctor immediately, if you come across any of these signs of an allergic reaction to this medication such as difficulty in breathing, swelling of your face, throat, lips and tongue as well as hives.
There are very rare cases, where Lopid medication can cause a condition which results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, thus leading to kidney failure.
If you experience unexplained muscle pain, weakness, tenderness and also have fever, dark-coloured urine as well as unusual tiredness, then call your doctor immediately.
Get the emergency help immediately if you suffer from:
Therefore, this is not the complete list of side effects, if you experience anything apart from this then contact your doctor immediately.
Gemfibrozil medication works by decreasing the amount of fat which is produced by your liver. This helps to lower triglycerides in people who have very high triglyceride blood levels, thus decreasing the risk of pancreas disease.
Therefore, it is important to eat a proper diet as well as ensure other lifestyle changes such as exercising, losing weight if you are overweight, quitting smoking as well as decreasing the intake of alcohol so that medication can work better.
Drug interactions can easily change how your medications work or can also increase your risk for serious side effects. So make sure to carry the list of all products that you are using like prescription & non-prescription drugs as well as herbal products. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine without the permission of your doctor.
There are total 86 drugs that are known to interact with Gemfibrozil tablets.
24 major drug interactions
61 moderate drug interactions
1 minor drug interactions
Some of the drugs that interact with Gemfibrozil medication include Crestor, Cymbalta, Fenofibrate, Fish oil, Januvia, Lantus as well as Lexapro.
Gemfibrozil tablets should not be taken if you are suffering from severe liver or kidney disease as well as gallbladder disease. Therefore, if you are taking simvastatin and repaglinide then avoid taking this medicine.
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