- What is gemfibrozil?
- Is gemfibrozil available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for gemfibrozil?
- Why is gemfibrozil prescribed to patients?
- What are the side effects of gemfibrozil?
- What is the dosage for gemfibrozil?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with gemfibrozil?
- Is gemfibrozil safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about gemfibrozil?
Do I need a prescription for gemfibrozil?
Why is gemfibrozil prescribed to patients?
Gemfibrozil is used for reducing elevated triglyceride levels that are high enough to cause pancreatitis. Because gemfibrozil raises HDL and decreases triglycerides it is prescribed for preventing coronary heart disease in individuals without a history or symptoms of coronary heart disease who have low HDL, high LDL and high triglycerides. Gemfibrozil is prescribed after other therapies have failed, and it is not intended for treating patients who only have low HDL. Gemfibrozil is used together with diet and exercise.
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