What is Gemfibrozil?

Gemfibrozil is a fibrate medicine which is used to reduce high levels of cholesterol in the blood. It is an alternative to statins and can be used safely in most patients.

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I,m taking Gemfibrozil and have been for several months...My question is...can this medication cause bruising and is it a statin...

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Bruising-Gemfibrozil side effect...

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Gemfibrozil is not a statin drug. It belongs to "fibrate" group of...

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My husband has a partially blocked artery. His recent test shows that his triglyceride level is at 240, vldl is 48, hdl is 30, and hdl ratio is...

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Your husband has high triglyceride levels with clearly low HDL levels. A HDL ratio of 5.5 is associated with...

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I have high triglycerides. 499 last time I had a test. My doctor put me on gemfibrozil. How long does it take for the medication to have an affect...

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You have high Triglyceride level desirable level is less than 150 mg% we also check for cholesterol, HDL and...

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is a side effect of gemfibozil a red sore tongue. With a sensation of peeling of gums and tongue? The dosage is 600mg twice a day.

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