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About the drug:
Gemfibrozil is the main active pharmaceutical ingredient present in the Lopid capsules. This drug belongs to a group of medication known as a lipid-regulating medicine commonly called Fibrates. This medicine helps in reducing cholesterol and triglycerides or fatty acids in the blood.
Uses of the drug:
Gemfibrozil along with diet and exercise, is used for the treatment of high levels of triglycerides (type of fat) in the blood. Gemfibrozil is also used to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, or other heart complications in people with high cholesterol and triglycerides who have not been helped by other treatment methods.
Working of the drug:
This drug consists of Gemfibrozil. It belongs to a class of drugs called fibrates. It works by stimulating the breakdown of fats and inhibiting production of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the liver. It also increases the levels of good cholesterol (HDL).
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Dosage form and strengths:
The drug is available in the form of Capsule under the following brand name and strength on our website:
- Lopid – 300 mg capsule
- Lopid – 600 mg capsule
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Before you take the drug:
Do not take the drug if you:
Are hypersensitive to this active ingredient Gemfibrozil or any other ingredient of the medicine
Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant in the near future
Are breastfeeding mother
Tell your doctor if you:
- Have diabetes
- Have liver disease
- Have any kidney disease
- Have any heart related problem, including high blood pressure
- A history of gallbladder stones
- Take any blood tinner medicament
How much to take the drug?
The dosage depends upon your age, weight, medical condition and your response to the treatment. Therefore, your doctor will decide the correct dose. Take the dose exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Never take two 200 mg capsules to substitute one 400 mg capsule.
How to take the drug?
The drug is to be taken with the food or without the food as directed by your doctor. The capsule is to be swallowed with a glass of water. Do not spill or open the Capsule.
For how long to take it?
You should take the dose until you finish the prescription. Do not stop or change the dose even if you feel better. You should complete the prescribed dose.
In case of an overdose, call your doctor right away or get an emergency medical attention immediately.
If you miss a dose of Gemfibrozil, then take it as soon as you remember. Never take the missed dose if the next dose time is almost up. Taking multiple doses almost at the same time can lead to an overdose of medication in your body which can be harmful.
Side effects of the drug:
Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, back pain, and rash are the common side effects of Gemfibrozil. If any of these effects continuing for a long time or become untcontrolled, then contact your doctor immediately.
Gemfibrozil may rarely cause serious side effects such as: dizziness, vertigo, muscle pain, heartburn, abdominal pain, a feeling of weakness, rash, blurred vision, loss of appetite, black urine, sharp pain in the upper part of the stomach, little or no urination, joint pain, and impotence.
Common drug interactions:
You must let your doctor know in advance about your medical history and the list of all medications which you may be using, especially these ones: Colchicine, statins such as fluvastatin or lovastatin, warfarin, colestipol, cholestyramine, and repaglinide. However, this is not a complete information as mentioning all the details here is quite difficult about this drug. There may be other medications that may cause drug interaction. Never start a new medication without asking a doctor.
Things to remember:
- Do not use this medication for any other infection without consulting with the doctor
- Do not share this medicine with anyone else, even if they are having similar symptoms as you are having
- In case you do not feel well after completing the medication prescribed by your doctor, then contact your doctor immediately
- Store the medicine at room temperature. Do not freeze it