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Lopid Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is gemfibrozil (Lopid)?
- What are the possible side effects of gemfibrozil (Lopid)?
- What is the most important information I should know about gemfibrozil (Lopid)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking gemfibrozil (Lopid)?
- How should I take gemfibrozil (Lopid)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Lopid)?
- What happens if I overdose (Lopid)?
- What should I avoid while taking gemfibrozil (Lopid)?
- What other drugs will affect gemfibrozil (Lopid)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Lopid)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Lopid)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking gemfibrozil (Lopid)?
Avoid eating foods that are high in fat or cholesterol. Gemfibrozil will not be as effective in lowering your cholesterol if you do not follow a cholesterol-lowering diet plan.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may interfere with your treatment.
If you are also taking cholestyramine (Questran), colestipol (Colestid), colesevelam (Welchol), avoid taking any of these medicines within 2 hours before or after you take gemfibrozil.
What other drugs will affect gemfibrozil (Lopid)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- insulin or diabetes medication you take by mouth; or
- another cholesterol-lowering drug such as atorvastatin (Lipitor, Caduet), fluvastatin (Lescol), lovastatin (Mevacor, Altoprev, Advicor), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor), or simvastatin (Zocor, Simcor, Vytorin).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with gemfibrozil. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about gemfibrozil.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Lopid Information
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- Lopid Side Effects Center
- Lopid Overview including Precautions
- Lopid FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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