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Dosing Information

The dose of gemfibrozil your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be taking.
     
As with any drug, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Dosing With Gemfibrozil for more information.)
 

Gemfibrozil Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with gemfibrozil. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. If side effects do occur, most people do not need to stop taking the medicine.
 
The most common side effects include:
 
Other side effects (occurring in less than 2 percent of people) include but are not limited to:
 
Keep in mind that if you experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially if you have a fever or feel ill, is important to contact your healthcare provider immediately. This could be a sign of a serious, life-threatening muscle problem (see Lopid and Muscle Pain).
 
(Click Side Effects of Gemfibrozil to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report to your healthcare provider.)
 
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