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Gemfibrozil Information

Gemfibrozil Benefits & Uses

Gemfibrozil is used to treat the following -

Gemfibrozil Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Gemfibrozil

Gemfibrozil

Gemfibrozil Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Gemfibrozil is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Increased Liver Enzymes
  3. Diarrhoea
  4. Abdominal Pain Mild
  5. Flatulence Rare
  6. Blurred vision
  7. Urticaria
  8. Anemia Rare
  9. Epigastric Pain
  10. Heartburn Rare
  11. Dyspepsia
  12. Fatigue Mild
  13. Rash
  14. Dizziness Mild
  15. Headache Mild
  16. Constipation Moderate
  17. Gallstones Moderate

Gemfibrozil Related Warnings

Is the use of Gemfibrozil safe for pregnant women?

It is not known what effect Gemfibrozil will have on pregnant women, because no research work has been carried out on this till date.

Unknown

Is the use of Gemfibrozil safe during breastfeeding?

Due to lack of research work on this topic, the side effects of Gemfibrozil for breastfeeding women are not known.

Unknown

What is the effect of Gemfibrozil on the Kidneys?

Gemfibrozil can have moderate side effects on the kidney. If you notice any harmful effects, stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

Moderate

What is the effect of Gemfibrozil on the Liver?

Gemfibrozil may cause harmful effects on liver. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

Moderate

What is the effect of Gemfibrozil on the Heart?

Side effects of Gemfibrozil rarely affect the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Gemfibrozil with Other Drugs

Gemfibrozil should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Atorvastatin

Warfarin

Pioglitazone,Glimepiride

    Amlodipine,Atorvastatin

      Cholestyramine

      Acarbose

      Glimepiride,Metformin

        Gemfibrozil Contraindications

        If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Gemfibrozil unless your doctor advises you to do so -

        1. Kidney Disease
        2. Liver Disease
        3. Cholecystitis
        4. Gallbladder Stones

        Frequently asked Questions about Gemfibrozil

        Is this Gemfibrozil habit forming or addictive?

        Gemfibrozil does not cause addiction.

        No

        Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

        Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Gemfibrozil since it will not make you feel sleepy.

        Safe

        Is it safe?

        Gemfibrozil should be used only after doctor's advice.

        Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

        Is it able to treat mental disorders?

        Gemfibrozil is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

        No

        Gemfibrozil Interactions with Food and Alcohol

        Interaction between Food and Gemfibrozil

        Gemfibrozil may take longer to act if you eat some foods while taking it. Follow your doctor's advice on this.

        Mild

        Interaction between Alcohol and Gemfibrozil

        Drinking alcohol while taking Gemfibrozil may lead to slight side effects. If you experience any side effects, contact your doctor.

        Mild
        This medicine data has been created by -
        Vikas Chauhan
        B.Pharma, Pharmacy
        3 Years of Experience

        References

        1. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 614
        2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 639
        3. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Lopid® (gemfibrozil)
        4. Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA): Department of Health [Internet]. Governmet of Australia; Package leaflet information for the user; Lipazil (gemfibrozil)
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