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Frequently Ask Questions:
Q. Is gemfibrozil safe during pregnancy?Gemfibrozil should only be used if the potential benefits justify the potential risk to the baby. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Is it safe to use gemfibrozil during breastfeeding?Gemfibrozil should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the infant. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Is gemfibrozil a fibrate/ statin/blood thinner/ narcotic/fenofibrate/ beta blocker?Gemfibrozil is a fibrate and not a statin/ blood thinner/ narcotic/ fenofibrate/ beta blocker. Patients should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use.
Q. Is gemfibrozil safe?Gemfibrozil is safe at the prescribed dose and duration as advised by the doctor.
Q. Is gemfibrozil the same as fenofibrate?Gemfibrozil and fenofibrate belong to the same category of medicines called fibrates and are used for lowering the level of triglycerides (type of fat) in the blood.
Q. Can you take gemfibrozil with food?Gemfibrozil should be taken half an hour before meals.
Q. Can you take gemfibrozil with simvastatin/Lipitor/niacin?Patients are advised not to take gemfibrozil with simvastatin/Lipitor (atorvastatin). Gemfibrozil along with niacin can be used in patients with very high fat.
Q. Does gemfibrozil cause weight loss/ weight gain/raise blood sugar/ constipation/ hair loss/ diarrhea/ gallstones/ erectile dysfunction?Gemfibrozil causing diarrhea, constipation is common. Other side effects such as weight loss/ weight gain/ raise blood sugar/ hair loss/gallstones/ erectile dysfunction are very rare or uncommon. However, consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.