Lopid, also known as gemfibrozil, is a medication used in combination with a healthy diet to lower unhealthy fats and raise “good” cholesterol. Gemfibrozil is a “fibrate” which works by decreasing the amount of fat produced by the liver. Lowering fats (triglycerides) in people with high cholesterol levels may decrease your risk of pancreas disease and lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. Exercising, drinking less alcohol, and not smoking also helps lower your risk of these conditions.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Lopid include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of gemfibrozil.
Who manufactures Lopid?
Lopid (gemfibrozil) is manufactured by Pfizer. Gemfibrozil comes in 300 mg and 600 mg dosages on RxConnected.