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(Generic alternative to Lopid)

Formulation : Capsule

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Formulation : Tablet

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What is Lopid /Gemfibrozil used for?

Lopid is a prescription medication that is used to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and is used to reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack and other cardiovascular conditions as well as treat high levels of cholesterol in patients suffering from pancreatitis.

How should Lopid /Gemfibrozil be stored?

Lopid should be stored at room temperature and in an area that is protected from moisture and heat.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Lopid/Gemfibrozil ?

Lopid should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. When taking Lopid, follow the directions on your prescription label. If you are unsure about how or when to take Lopid, contact your healthcare provider for further instruction. Lopid should generally be taken twice each day about half an hour before breakfast and dinner. This medication is only a component of your treatment plan, which should include dietary changes and exercise routines as well.

When should Lopid /Gemfibrozil not be taken?

If you are allergic to any of this medication's ingredients, do not take Lopid. Taking Lopid is not recommended for those who are taking repaglinide, or those who have gallbladder disease, liver disease, or severe kidney disease.

What precautions should I follow when taking Lopid /Gemfibrozil ?

Before taking Lopid, tell your doctor if you have any drug allergies and if you are taking any other prescription medications, nonprescription medications, herbal supplements or dietary supplements. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant, talk to your doctor before using Lopid.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Lopid /Gemfibrozil ?

Eating foods that are high in cholesterol while taking this medication will not produce beneficial results.

When should Lopid /Gemfibrozil not be taken?

Severe side effects include: sharp pain in your upper stomach (especially after eating); jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes); blurred vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights; or pain or burning when you urinate.

Common and less serious side effects include: heartburn, upset stomach; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain; dizziness, spinning sensation; drowsiness, tired feeling; unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth; cough or cold symptoms; nu

Other: None.

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