gemfibrozil, Lopid (cont.)

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NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether gemfibrozil is excreted in human milk.

SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects of gemfibrozil include upset stomach, stomach pain, diarrhea, headache, tiredness, nausea, and vomiting. Muscle aches and pain also occur. Rarely, these muscle-related symptoms are associated with damage to muscles that releases chemicals into the blood that that can damage the kidney. Muscle damage is of greatest concern when gemfibrozil is combined with statins. The formation of gallstones and gallbladder surgery have been associated with the use of gemfibrozil. Pancreatitis, abnormal blood liver tests, as well as reduced red blood cells (anemia), white blood cells (leukopenia) and blood platelets (thrombocytopenia) also have been reported.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information


Last Editorial Review: 3/26/2009



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