Gemfibrozil : Interaction with Foods, Herbs & Alcohol

Are you taking Gemfibrozil? Are you aware of the dangers of combining Gemfibrozil with certain foods, herbs, or alcohol? Drug-food-interactions are seldom discussed but can lead to undesirable side effects and potentially diminish the efficacy of the medication.

Gemfibrozil Interactions with Food and Herbs

Grapefruit Juice: Grapefruit juice increases the concentration of gemfibrozil in the blood stream which may result in severe side effects.

Fatty Foods: 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.

When and How to Take Gemfibrozil

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.

Drug Name : Gemfibrozil

Gemfibrozil is an antihyperlipidemic agent, used to treat obesity, blockages in blood vessels by reducing the cholesterol level and triglyceride level in blood, for patients at risk of pancreatic disease.
We recommend consulting your doctor to verify the information presented on this page or if you need any further clarifications.