Lopid Information

Lopid® (gemfibrozil) is a medicine licensed to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides. Specifically, it is approved to:
 
  • Lower triglycerides in people with hypertriglyceridemia
  • Reduce a person's risk of developing coronary heart disease (if he or she has low HDL levels and high triglycerides and LDL levels)
  • Lower cholesterol levels in people with hypercholesterolemia.
 
The medication comes in the form of a tablet and is usually taken twice a day. Although Lopid is generally safe and effective, not everyone can use this medication. Lopid's safety information should be discussed with your healthcare provider before starting treatment to minimize risks. For example, you may not be able to use this drug if you have certain allergies, are taking certain medications, or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
 
(For more information, click Lopid. This article offers a more in-depth discussion, exploring how the drug performed in clinical studies, what to expect while taking it, and more.)

Lopid Information

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