Lowering triglyceride and cholesterol levels should begin with lifestyle modifications. This includes weight loss, exercise, limited alcohol consumption, and a diet low in cholesterol and saturated fats. If lifestyle changes alone do not lower triglyceride or cholesterol levels to a desirable level, certain medications, such as Lopid, may be necessary.
In general, cholesterol treatment is aimed at lowering LDL cholesterol levels enough to reduce the risk of developing complications associated with high cholesterol (see Effects of High Cholesterol). If you are at a higher risk, you will have a lower LDL goal.
(Click High Cholesterol Risk to determine your cholesterol risk and find out what your LDL cholesterol level should be.)
For most people, Lopid is quite effective and it is also generally well tolerated. But Lopid side effects can occur, and people may wish to consider a substitute for Lopid. These substitutes could include other fibrates, statins, or other cholesterol medicines.
(Click Lopid Alternatives to learn more about substitutes for Lopid.)


People who take too much Lopid may experience the following symptoms:
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach cramps
  • Joint and muscle pain.
If you happen to overdose on Lopid, seek medical attention immediately.

Storage Methods

Lopid should be stored at room temperature in a tightly closed container. It should be protected from light and moisture.
Keep Lopid and all medications out of the reach of children.
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