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Gemfibrozil

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Gemfibrozil uses


Gemfibrozil information

Gemfibrozil is a drug which is usually prescribed along with a diet to people who have very high levels of serum triglycerides and who are at a risk of developing pancreatitis (this is the inflammation of the pancreas). This medication may also be used in order to reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease in people who have not responded to the other therapy options: weight loss, exercises, and diet and to other triglyceride lowering drugs.

Gemfibrozil indications

Gemfibrozil is prescribed by doctors or personal health care providers only in the cases in which the diet, exercises and weight loss programs have failed to keep the cholesterol levels under control. This medicine is not a substitute for exercise and diet, but a supplement. In order for the patients to see the benefits during and after the treatment, they should follow adjacent non-medication therapy options - exercising and keeping a diet. These three things will help the patients lower their cholesterol levels and prevent the development of heart disease.

Gemfibrozil warnings

The most important risk factors which usually lead to high levels of fats in the organism are excessive body weight and alcohol intake; this is why your personal health care provider will help you loose weight and also stop drinking before prescribing you Gemfibrozil Indofarma. Also your personal healthcare provider will ask you to undergo periodic cholesterol blood level tests in your first year of treatment with this drug, because of the blood diseases which can develop. Also, your doctor will want to keep your liver functions constantly monitored, as unwanted liver disorders can develop.

The patients who are already under treatment for diseases which can contribute to the high levels of cholesterol in the blood such as: diabetes, nephrotic syndrome, dysproteinemia, obstructive liver disease or an overactive thyroid are advised to consult a doctor before beginning the treatment with Gemfibrozil Indofarma. This medicine should start to reduce the levels of cholesterol from the first three months of treatment; in case this does not happen, the treatment should be stopped.

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Gemfibrozil intake guidelines

Patients should ask their personal healthcare providers to tell them exactly how they should use the doses of Gemfibrozil Indofarma. It is not recommended to deviate from the doctor's instructions. If the patients are interested in finding more about Gemfibrozil Indofarma, they should consult the medicine's label. This medicine should be taken 30 minutes before the morning and evening meal, as the doctor prescribed it. The medicine should be kept at room temperature in order not to deteriorate it.

Gemfibrozil dosage

Your personal health care provider will prescribe you the proper dose of Gemfibrozil that you should take in on a regular basis. Do not deviate from the dosage that you have been given by your personal physician without his or her consent. The recommended dosage for an adult is of 1200 mg. The drug's effectiveness has not been proved in children; elderly people should use this medicine with great caution.

Gemfibrozil overdose

It is well known the fact that any medicine taken in excess may have serious consequences. In the case in which a patient suspects that he has taken an overdose, he must consult his personal healthcare provider as quickly as possible. In the case of a Gemfibrozil overdose the patient may experience the following symptoms: abdominal cramps, nausea, muscle pain, diarrhea and vomiting.

Gemfibrozil missed dose

In the cases in which the patients forget to take their dose of Gemfibrozil there is no problem, they can take it as soon as they remember; if it is time for the next dose, the patients should skip the missed one and continue with the schedule as prescribed by their doctor or personal health care provider. Individuals are not recommended to take a double dose of Gemfibrozil Indofarma.

Gemfibrozil side effects

The most common side effects which a patient can experience during the treatment with Gemfibrozil are the following: dizziness, drowsiness, numbness, tingling of the hands and feet, unusual taste, upset stomach, abdominal pain and even blurred vision. The patients in whom these side effects persist or get worse should announce their personal health care provider as soon as possible. Such individuals should also announce their doctor if they are experiencing the following: decreased sexual desire, decreased sexual ability, depression, signs of infection, easy bruising, easy bleeding, arrhythmias or unusual fatigue. Gemfibrozil may also cause muscle damage, which rarely leads to serious or fatal conditions such rhabdomyolysis. In the cases in which the patients experience muscle pain, tenderness or weakness accompanied by fever and unusual tiredness and also unusual quantities of urine, they should stop taking this medicine.

If the patients develop a serious allergic reaction to this drug, they may experience the following symptoms: rash, swelling, severe dizziness, itching, and breathing problems. These are not all the side effects that patients can have during the treatment with this medicine, in the cases in which the patients experience other symptoms than those listed above they should contact their doctor.

Gemfibrozil drug reactions

The patients are recommended not to use other cholesterol lowering drugs while they are under treatment with Gemfibrozil Indofarma, in order to avoid the development of severe muscle wasting. The drugs which are included in this category are: Atorvastatin (Lipitor), Fluvastatin (Lescol), Lovastatin (Mevacor), Pravastatin (Pravachol), Simvastatin (Zocor), and so on.

Patients should also avoid taking Gemfibrozil along with blood thinning drugs such as Coumadin; if a therapy with a blood thinning remedy is crucial for the patient's health, its dose could be reduced in order to avoid an abnormal bleeding. Patients should also not take Gemfibrozil if they are already taking drugs for diabetes (such as Prandin).

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Gemfibrozil pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:

infoActive ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.


Gemfibrozil available forms, composition, doses:

infoForm of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.

Price
Apo-Gemfibrozil 300 mg Capsule0.31 USD
Apo-Gemfibrozil 600 mg Tablet0.65 USD
Capsules; Oral; Gemfibrozil 300 mg
GEMFIBROZIL BY PRO DOC 600MG TABLET
Gemfibrozil 600 mg tablet1.8 USD
Gemfibrozil powder2.88 USD
Lopid 300 mg Capsule0.58 USD
Lopid 600 mg tablet2.07 USD
Mylan-Gemfibrozil 300 mg Capsule0.31 USD
Mylan-Gemfibrozil 600 mg Tablet0.65 USD
Novo-Gemfibrozil 300 mg Capsule0.31 USD
Novo-Gemfibrozil 600 mg Tablet0.65 USD
Nu-Gemfibrozil 300 mg Capsule0.31 USD
Nu-Gemfibrozil 600 mg Tablet0.65 USD
Pms-Gemfibrozil 300 mg Capsule0.31 USD
Pms-Gemfibrozil 600 mg Tablet0.65 USD
Tablets; Oral; Gemfibrozil 600 mg
Tablets; Oral; Gemfibrozil 900 mg

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Gemfibrozil destination | category:

infoDestination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.


Gemfibrozil Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:

infoA medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.


Gemfibrozil pharmaceutical companies:

infoPharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.


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References

  1. Dailymed."LOPID (GEMFIBROZIL) TABLET, FILM COATED [PARKE-DAVIS DIV OF PFIZER INC]". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  2. Dailymed."GEMFIBROZIL: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "gemfibrozil". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Gemfibrozil?

Depending on the reaction of the Gemfibrozil after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Gemfibrozil not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Gemfibrozil addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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Review

sDrugs.com conducted a study on Gemfibrozil, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Gemfibrozil consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

Visitor reports

One visitor reported price estimates

What is your opinion about drug cost? Did you feel the cost is apt, or did you feel it is expensive?
The report given by the sDrugs.com website users shows the following figures about several people who felt the medicine Gemfibrozil is expensive, and the medicine is not expensive. The results are mixed. The perception of the cost of the medicine to be expensive or not depends on the brand name of the medicine, country, and place where it is sold, and the affordability of the patient. You can choose a generic drug in the place of the branded drug to save the cost. The efficiency of the medicine will not vary if it is generic or a branded one.
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Not expensive1
100.0%

One visitor reported doses

What is the dose of Gemfibrozil drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sDrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 501mg-1g. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
Visitors%
501mg-1g1
100.0%

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The information was verified by Dr. Arunabha Ray, MD Pharmacology

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