Interaction of Gemfibrozil with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Gemfibrozil Interactions with Food and Herbs
Grapefruit juice increases the concentration of gemfibrozil in the blood stream which may result in severe side effects.
Fatty foods may decrease the effectiveness of gemfibrozil in lowering cholesterol.
Gemfibrozil Interactions with Alcohol
Intake of alcohol with gemfibrozil increases the side effects of the drug such as muscle pain or stiffness or liver problems.
How to Take the Medication -
Gemfibrozil comes in the form of a tablet and a capsule. You may take gemfibrozil half an hour before meals in a dose of 600mg twice a day. Read the prescription label in detail and follow the instructions exactly as given. Don't skip the dose and do not double the dose to make up for a missed dose. Do not stop the medicine suddenly on your own without consulting your doctor.