Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Lopid
Generic Name: gemfibrozil (Pronunciation: jem FYE broe zil)
What is gemfibrozil (Lopid)?
Gemfibrozil helps reduce cholesterol and triglycerides (fatty acids) in the blood. High levels of these types of fat in the blood are associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis (clogged arteries).
Gemfibrozil may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Gemfibrozil 600 mg-APO
oval, white, imprinted with APO 034, 600
Gemfibrozil 600 mg-TEV
oval, white, imprinted with 93 670
Gemfibrozil 600 mg-WAT
oval, orange, imprinted with 454, WATSON
Gemfibrozil 600 mg-WC
elliptical, white, imprinted with WC, 084
Lopid 600 mg
elliptical, white, imprinted with Lopid, P-D 737
What are the possible side effects of gemfibrozil (Lopid)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about gemfibrozil (Lopid)?
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as 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.
Avoid eating foods that are high in fat or cholesterol. Gemfibrozil will not be as effective in lowering your cholesterol if you do not follow a cholesterol-lowering diet plan.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may interfere with your treatment.
To be sure this medicine is helping your condition and is not causing harmful effects, your blood will need to be tested often. Your liver and kidney function may also need to be tested. Visit your doctor regularly.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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