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Brand Names: Lopid, Dropid, Gemfibril, Gozid, Lipison, Mariston, Norpid and others
Generic Name: Gemfibrozil
This drug is shipped in blisters.
Gemfibrozil Oral Uses
Gemfibrozil (also known as a fibrate medication) is used along with a proper diet to help lower fats (triglycerides) and cholesterol in the blood. This drug is usually prescribed after non-drug treatment options have not been fully successful at lowering cholesterol (e.g., diet change, increase in exercise, weight loss if overweight). This drug is thought to work by decreasing the amount of fat produced by the liver.
Reducing cholesterol and triglycerides lowers the risk of heart disease and helps prevent strokes and heart attacks. This drug also helps to prevent pancreas disease (pancreatitis) in patients with very high blood levels of triglycerides.
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