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US Brand Name Lopid
Generic Name Gemfibrozil
Other Brand Name Zemi
Manufacturer SUN PHARMA, Parke devis
Packing 10
Form Capsule
Strength 300 mg, 600 mg

  • 10 caps 300 mg $8.90
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  • Lopid

    Generic Name: Gemfibrozil
    Form: Capsule
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Introduction

Generic Lopid is a medication licensed for treating triglycerides (fat like substance) and cholesterol in people who are suffering from pancreatitis. The drug also helps in reducing the risk of getting affected from heart attack, stroke, heart complications, etc. It is important to follow diet and exercise schedule as prescribed by doctors besides taking drug. It is easily obtainable at the dosage strength of 300mg and 600 mg and in both tablet and capsule form.


Use

The drug is used for reducing fatty acids and cholesterol level in the blood. Generic Lopid is also used for treating high cholesterol level and triglyceride levels in people suffering from pancreatitis. It also helps in reducing the risk of developing coronary heart disease. The drug works by slowing down the production of VLDL and triglycerides in the body.


Side effects

It is not necessary that every person taking the drug would experience its side-effects. Some people experience no side-effects; some experience less serious effects, whereas some experience serious side-effects. Some of the less serious side-effects of the drug are muscle pain, upset stomach, cold symptoms, loss of interest in sex, etc. The serious side-effects of the drug are jaundice, blurred vision, allergic reactions, pale skin, muscle tenderness, etc. These side-effects need to bring in doctor


Composition

Gemfibrozil is considered as the main ingredient in the drug.


Important Precautions

If any person is allergic to Gemfibrozil, generic Lopid is not meant for him. Similarly, if he is having any kind of liver disease, severe kidney disease, gallbladder disease or taking Prandin for treating type 2 diabetes, he should not take the drug without consultation with doctors. If a woman is pregnant or planning for the same, she is advised to take the medicine after consulting with doctor. Breast-feed is not allowed while taking the medication.


Dosage and administration

It is important to take the drug as prescribed by doctors for obtaining the required results. The recommended dosage of generic Lopid is two capsules of 600mg taken 30 minutes prior to dinner and breakfast. For maintaining even level of drug in the blood, it is advised to take the drug same time every day. The drug alone cannot help in treating the condition. Along with it, it is important to follow diet schedule, practice exercise and medication. In order to ensure that the drug is not causing any harmful effect, blood needs to test often. Similarly, doctors prefer testing liver and kidney function to avoid any harmful effect.