GEMFIBROZIL Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 072929/001.

Names and composition

"GEMFIBROZIL" is the commercial name of a drug composed of GEMFIBROZIL.
It belongs to the class Fibrates and is used in Hyperlipidaemia (Cardiovascular System)

Answered questions

What are side effects of gemfibrozil 600mg?
medication Gemfibrozil Asked by Rafaela Ratzlaff 4 months ago.

Gemfibrozil Side Effects Answered by Eladia Aseltine 4 months ago.

Gemfibrozil 600 Mg Answered by Vertie Gouveia 4 months ago.


What will be the effect of gemfibrozil?
My Mother is using "gemfibrozil" medicine to decrease triglycerides in blood and her gallblader has been removed due to stone please tell me that this medicine is good for her or not please Asked by Sonia Mauk 4 months ago.

Gemfibrozil is used with diet changes (restriction of cholesterol and fat intake) to reduce the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides (other fatty substances) in the blood in certain people with very high triglycerides who are at risk of pancreatic disease (conditions affecting the pancreas, a gland that produces fluid to break down food and hormones to control blood sugar). Gemfibrozil is also used in people with a combination of low high-density lipoprotein (HDL; ''good cholesterol'') levels and high low-density lipoprotein (LDL; ''bad cholesterol'') and triglyceride levels. Gemfibrozil is in a class of lipid-regulating medications called fibrates. It works be reducing the production of triglycerides in the liver. Buildup of cholesterol and fats along the walls of your arteries (a process known as atherosclerosis) decreases blood flow and, therefore, the oxygen supply to your heart, brain, and other parts of your body. Lowering your blood level of cholesterol and fats may help to decrease your chances of getting heart disease, angina (chest pain), strokes, and heart attacks. In addition to taking a cholesterol-lowering medication, making certain changes in your daily habits can also lower your cholesterol blood levels. You should eat a diet that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, exercise 30 minutes on most, if not all days, and lose weight if you are overweight. Answered by Marquita Huntsberger 4 months ago.

Gemfibrozil is the generic name for an oral drug used to lower lipid levels. It belongs to a group of drugs known as fibrates. It is most commonly sold as the brand name, Lopid. Other brand names include Jezil and Gen-Fibro. Contents [hide] 1 Actions 2 Therapeutic effects 3 Nontherapeutic effects and toxicities 4 Indications 5 Contraindications and Precautions 6 Drug Interactions 7 External links [edit] Actions Increases activity of Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha (PPARα), a receptor which is involved in metabolism of carbohydrates and fats, as well as adipose tissue differentiation. This increases synthesis of lipoprotein lipase therefore increasing clearance of triglycerides. [edit] Therapeutic effects Reduce triglyceride levels Reduce Very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) levels Modest reduction of Low density lipoprotein (LDL) levels Moderate increase in High density lipoprotein (HDL) levels [edit] Nontherapeutic effects and toxicities GI distress Musculoskeletal pain Increased incidence of gallstone Hypokalemia Increased risk of cancer[1] Answered by Kenya Driver 4 months ago.


If I start taking Lopid (Gemfibrozil) for a tri level of 270, will I have to stay on it for life?
Asked by Camelia Kreimer 4 months ago.

Gemfibrozil controls high cholesterol and triglycerides but does not cure them. Continue to take gemfibrozil even if you feel well. Do not stop taking gemfibrozil without talking to your doctor. Answered by Noelle Delaportilla 4 months ago.


Should you take pravochol lovestatin and gemfibrozil together?
Taking three of these meds scares me interactions between statins and gemfibozil are noted does any one know about this? Asked by Providencia Haarstad 4 months ago.

Either pravachol(pravastatin) or lovastatin plus gemfibrozil are fine, there is no reason to take 2 statin medications together and that will increase the side effects without really helping effectiveness, talk to your doctor about why they have you on 2 medications in that class and ask about which one you should take and which one you should stop, so you will end up probly keeping the gemfibrozil and one of the other 2 not both Answered by Rolf Kahawai 4 months ago.

call your pharmacy of choice. you'd get an answer faster from a pharmacist than your doctor. if you filled the meds at the same pharmacy, then the pharmacist should've been alerted about a drug interaction and would've contacted your doctor for you. Answered by Henry Deckert 4 months ago.

make sure that you talk to your doctor if the same doctor prescribed all three i am sure it is fine since they are aware of med interactions Answered by Shonna Stefanovich 4 months ago.


Why can't I drink beer when I take the drug Gemfibrozil?
I drink beer all of the time. I would experiment to see if it affected me weirdly. Asked by Robby Benage 4 months ago.

From their website.. Alcohol Gemfibrozil may cause dizziness or blurred vision.6 Alcohol may intensify these effects, increasing the risk for accidental injury. People taking gemfibrozil should avoid alcohol. Answered by Shanta Stronach 4 months ago.

I know a lot of chicks who can barely drink 3-4 drinks without being totally trashed. If your friend drinks every other day, then it just sounds like she is a party girl who likes to drink. I don't think it's drugs, especially if she is fine when she gets there and it isn't until after the drinks that she is completely gone. Answered by Hedy Fill 4 months ago.

Gemfibrozil And Alcohol Answered by Bernetta Gollihar 4 months ago.


Drug interactions : Simvastatin and Gemfibrozil. Can they be taken together?
According to drugdigest.org :"SIMVASTATIN may interact with GEMFIBROZIL (in Gemfibrozil Tablets)Although the cause of this potential interaction is not clearly understood, using gemfibrozil and simvastatin at the same time could cause a serious or potentially life-threatening side effect that involves the... Asked by Temple Desha 4 months ago.

According to drugdigest.org : "SIMVASTATIN may interact with GEMFIBROZIL (in Gemfibrozil Tablets) Although the cause of this potential interaction is not clearly understood, using gemfibrozil and simvastatin at the same time could cause a serious or potentially life-threatening side effect that involves the destruction of muscle tissue and could lead to kidney failure. These drugs should generally not be used together unless your doctor is monitoring you closely." My question is : What does "together" exactly mean when we speak about drug interactions? Does this mean that I should not take Gemfibrozil for the whole period I am on Simvastatine? Or it means they can be taken with an interval of say 5-6 hours, e.g. one taken in lunchtime and the other after dinner? For those who might refer me to a phisicist I should say I have received totally opposing advices and I am already confused! Answered by Courtney Cottingham 4 months ago.

The occurrence of rhabdomyolysis (a very rare condition of muscle deterioration that can lead to kidney failure. Rhabdomyolysis has been associated with certain statin drugs), is one of the rare side-effects of the cholesterol-lowering agent simvastatin. During the use of lovastatin, an agent related to simvastatin, the risk of this side-effect might be increased when cyclosporin or gemfibrozil are used concomitantly. It is possible that this also applies for simvastatin. IF your doctor is monitoring you with frequent blood tests, you will be ok, but if you are going to take these drugs WITHOUT the direction and supervision of your doctor, then I would not take them together, even during intervals. Answered by Mao Woodhams 4 months ago.

Yes, they are safe to take together. However, like most antibiotics, amoxicillin will irritate your GI tract. When compounded with the ibuprofen in Aleve, it might cause some stomach aches or other intestinal problems. Other than that, you should be fine. Answered by Isa Guariglio 4 months ago.


So its okay to take simvastatin and gemfibrozil together as long as we have our blood monitored? ?
so the simvastaion is for his cholestrol and the gemfizobol is for the tryclierides? Asked by Oswaldo Zircher 4 months ago.

Yes, it is done all the time. Simvastatin (brand name Zocor) is a "statin" drug. It inhibits the HMG-Co A reductase pathway, which is responsible for making cholesterol in the body. Its main effect is lowering LDL (low density lipoprotein) or so called "bad cholesterol". Statins have also been shown to stop the progression of and stabilize arterial plaques (atherosclerosis). Gemfibrozil (brand name Lopid) is a "fibrate". Its main effect is lowering the Triglyceride levels. It also modestly increases HDL (high density lipoprotein) or so called "good cholesterol". but has very little effect on LDL. They are both metabolized by the liver. Taking them together can lead to a higher chance of having side effects (muscle cramping, muscle pain, etc) so you have to be careful. Blood tests are also done to monitor liver health. Answered by See Wylam 4 months ago.

Agree with above. However check the dosages with your physician. Answered by Zulema Checa 4 months ago.


Lipitor 10mg (atorvastatin calcium) verses gempid 600 (gemfibrozil)?
which is better drug for high triglyceride,hdl and ldl,considering side effects and drugs efficacy. Asked by Hassie Kierce 4 months ago.

lipitor for LDL Don't take/prescribe liptor with gemfibrozil fenofibrate for triglyceride exercise for HDL Answered by Dominick Hansome 4 months ago.


Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
072929/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL CAPSULE/ORAL 300MG
073466/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL CAPSULE/ORAL 300MG
074156/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
074256/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
074270/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
074360/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
074442/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
074452/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
074615/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
075034/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
077836/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
078012/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
078207/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
078599/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
079072/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
079239/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
202726/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
203266/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
018422/001 LOPID GEMFIBROZIL CAPSULE/ORAL 200MG
018422/002 LOPID GEMFIBROZIL CAPSULE/ORAL 300MG
018422/003 LOPID GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
072929/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL CAPSULE/ORAL 300MG
073466/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL CAPSULE/ORAL 300MG
074156/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
074256/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
074270/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
074360/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
074442/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
074452/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
074615/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
075034/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
077836/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
078012/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
078207/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
078599/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
079072/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
079239/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
202726/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG
203266/001 GEMFIBROZIL GEMFIBROZIL TABLET/ORAL 600MG

Manufacturers

Manufacturer name
Pfizer Ltd

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