GEMFIBROZIL: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For High Cholesterol: “This drug worked wonders! Very few side effects except some joint aches and heartburn in the first few weeks. My triglycerides were 480 and in two months they were 109. Diet, exercise and gemfibrozil 600mg did it for me! I also took niacin, fish oils and drank green juice I blended myself.”

Dom (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 13, 2018

For High Cholesterol: “Doctor switched me from Lovastatin to Atorvastatin and later added Gemfibrozil. My numbers are now, in my doctor’s words, “amazing”. No side effects.”

JM2326 June 23, 2017

For High Cholesterol: “I was recently put on Gemfibrozil – 300 x 2 dosage. After 5 days, I became extremely irritable, cranky, hateful… NOT my nature. I felt like I could crawl out of my skin – almost like pins and needles. Achey. Throbbing headache. Hissing noise in head. Anxiety. Jumpy. Tried to rest, but uncomfortable. Poor hubby took the brunt of my awfulness. I skipped the night dose and by morning, I was tired, a bit dizzy, feeling impatient – but not flying off the handle. Headache was minimal but notable.”

Whims (taken for less than 1 month) April 20, 2017

For High Cholesterol: “My wife started to take this about a month ago and she had to stop it because she started having stomach pain, now she is is having to have her gallbladder removed because of this medicine!”

Husbandofroze September 28, 2016

Lopid (gemfibrozil) for High Cholesterol: “Battled High Triglycerides for nearly a decade (400-600 levels). Altered diet (slightly) and was on 1000 mg of Niaspan for at least six years. Not much impact. Last year, I started on Lopid. Fairly religious about taking 30 minutes before every meal. First test after being on Lopid for 2 months, my triglycerides dropped to 88! I was stunned. I’ve remained on the medicine, but didn’t worry about my diet, other than maintaining my weight level. Second results came back at 93! I realize Lopid doesn’t work for everyone. But for me, it’s a HUGE difference over Niaspan – and without the potential long term side effects.”

Boat1 July 5, 2016

For High Cholesterol: “This is an evil drug .Stay away from it .There are far better medications than this. The drug ravaged my body .I’m diabetic.My Pancreas had been quiet for about two years before this drug .. within a week of taking it .I had a flare up .My kidneys started hurting ,my heart hurt and my chest constricted.I’ve been off it for about a week and the symptoms remain .This drug has wrecked my life.I’m Hoping over time I’ll be back to myself before this drug”

Mr Davies (taken for less than 1 month) September 22, 2015

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