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Gemfibrozil (Lopid®) is approved to treat high levels of triglycerides and/or cholesterol. This prescription medication comes in tablet form and is typically taken twice a day. By lowering triglyceride and cholesterol levels, gemfibrozil can help reduce the risk of serious heart problems, such as heart attacks, strokes, and heart disease. The medication is believed to work by slowing down the liver's production of triglycerides and very low density lipoprotein (VLDL). Although most people tolerate gemfibrozil well, it is not suitable for everyone. For example, you may not be able to safely use gemfibrozil if you have certain health conditions, such as diabetes, gallbladder disease, or liver disease.
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