What Are The Uses Of Gemfibrozil?
Gemfibrozil, when used along with proper diet, helps in lowering triglyceride fats, bad cholesterol, known as LDL and also raises good cholesterol, known as HDL in the blood.
By decreasing the amount of fat produced by liver, Gemfibrozil decreases the risk of pancreatitis, a disease where digestive enzymes are released early causing an attack on pancreas.
What Are The Side Effects Of Gemfibrozil?
Usual side effects are unusual taste, stomach upset, pain in abdomen, dark urine, yellow eyes or yellow skin and nausea. It may rarely result in gall stones and liver problems.
If persistent fever or sore throat resulting in unusual tiredness is noticed, please inform your doctor immediately.
What Are The Contraindications Of Gemfibrozil?
You should tell doctor before using the medicine if you have any history of liver, gall bladder, kidney problems or if you consume alcohol.
This medicine is not suggested for women during pregnancy and breastfeeding stages.