LOPID (gemfibrozil tablets, USP) is a lipid regulating agent. It is available as tablets for oral administration. Each tablet contains 600 mg.
Periodic determination of serum lipids should be obtained, and the drug withdrawn if lipid response is inadequate after three months of therapy.
CAUSAL RELATIONSHIP PROBABLE CAUSAL RELATIONSHIP NOT ESTABLISHED General: weight loss Cardiac: extrasystoles pancreatitis Gastrointestinal: cholestatic jaundice hepatoma colitis Central Nervous dizziness somnolence paresthesia confusion System: peripheral neuritis decreased libido depression headache convulsions syncope Eye: blurred vision retinal edema Genitourinary: impotence myopathy myasthenia myalgia painful extremities arthralgia decreased male fertility renal dysfunction Musculoskeletal: synovitis rhabdomyolysis (see WARNINGS and DRUG INTERACTIONS under PRECAUTIONS ) Clinical increased creatine phosphokinase increased bilirubin Laboratory: increased liver transaminases (AST, ALT) increased alkaline phosphatase anemia positive antinuclear antibody Hematopoietic: leukopenia bone marrow hypoplasia eosinophilia angioedema thrombocytopenia anaphylaxis Immunologic: laryngeal edema urticaria exfoliative dermatitis Lupus-like syndrome vasculitis Integumentary: rash dermatitis pruritus alopecia photosensitivity.
Cataracts - Subcapsular bilateral cataracts occurred in 10%, and unilateral in 6.3%, of male rats treated with gemfibrozil at 10 times the human dose.
Revised: Apr 2016.
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Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
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Lopid: Gemfibrozil belongs to the class of medications known as fibrates. It is used to treat high cholesterol. It works by blocking the production of certain types of.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking this medication. Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
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If you experience symptoms of muscle breakdown, such as generalized weakness, muscle pain, a general feeling of being unwell, with or without fever, contact your doctor immediay.
Your doctor may want to test your liver function regularly with blood tests while you are taking this medication.
What is the most important information I should know about gemfibrozil (Lopid)? What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking gemfibrozil (Lopid)? What should I avoid while taking gemfibrozil (Lopid)?.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose.
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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 will not be as effective in lowering your cholesterol if you do not follow a cholesterol-lowering diet plan.
Easy to read patient leaflet for Lopid. Includes indications, proper use, special instructions, precautions, and possible side effects.
Pregnancy Category C Risk cannot be ruled out.
To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
CSA Schedule N Not a controlled drug.
Availability Rx Prescription only.
Data sources include Micromedex (updated June 2nd, 2017), Cerner Multum (updated June 5th, 2017), Wolters Kluwer (updated June 6th, 2017) and others.