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Gemfibrozil is a drug used to lower cholesterol and triglycerides in people with high cholesterol . Other drugs, especially members of the HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor drug family, are more commonly used.
Common brand names:Lopid
Summary of Interactions with Vitamins, Herbs, & Foods
Types of interactions: Beneficial Adverse Check
Replenish Depleted Nutrients
Reduce Side Effects
Potential Negative Interaction
The Drug-Nutrient Interactions table may not include every possible interaction. Taking medicines with meals, on an empty stomach, or with alcohol may influence their effects. For details, refer to the manufacturers’ package information as these are not covered in this table. If you take medications, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a new supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.
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2. Aberg F, Appelkvist EL, Broijersen A, et al. Gemfibrozil-induced decrease in serum ubiquinone and alpha- and gamma-tocopherol levels in men with combined hyperlipidaemia. Eur J Clin Invest 1998;28:235–42.
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Last Review: 11-07-2012
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