Gemfibrozil is an oral drug belongs to the group of drugs called fibrates. It helps reduce the level of fatty acids and cholestrol in the blood. It is generally used for treatment of people with pancreatitis having high cholestrol and triglyceride levels. It is also used to lower risks of heart attack, strokes, and other heart complications in people with high levels of cholestrol and triglyceride.
It is advised that you consult a doctor before taking Gemfibrozil if you are pregnant or are likely to become pregnant, or you are breastfeeding. It should also be avoided if you have severe kidney disease, severe liver disease, gallbladder disease, or if you are taking a blood thinner like warfin, jantoven; or if you have a history of gallstones, or if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.
The reported side effects of Gemfibrozil are allergic reactions like swelling of lips, face, throat or tongue, jaundice, little or no urinating, eye pain, blurred vision, pale skin, unusual bleeding, rapid heart rate, upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, mild pain, constipation, diarrhoea, sneezing, sore throat, joint pain, mild itching, rashes, lack of interest in sex. You should visit your doctor immediately if you encounter any of the above mentioned conditions.
You should always consult a doctor regarding the dosage of Gemfibrozil and have it accordingly. It is taken in form of tablets to be consumed orally. Usually it is taken twice on a daily basis, half an hour before breakfast and dinner in a dosage of 600mg.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Cardiologist before using this medicine.