February 28 2020

GEMFIBROZIL

List of brands containing gemfibrozil   

This page contains a list of brands of authorized pharmaceutical specialties of the active principle gemfibrozil in the countries listed below:

Australia] [ Brazil] [ Canada] [ France] [ Germany] [ India] [ Italy] [ Japan] [ Mexico] [ Pakistan] [ Puerto Rico] [ Spain] [ Turkey] [ United Kingdom] [ U.S.A]

Given the nature of the pharmaceutical market, some specialties may be unavailable, have been removed from the pharmaceutical market or have changed its name. So that, in no case can take decisions based on the information contained in the page. MEDIZZINE is not responsible for any damage arising from the information provided, which may be incomplete or outdated.

Indications and usage     

Gemfibrozil belongs to a class of lipid-lowering drugs used to lower cholesterol and other blood fats.

This medication is used along with diet and other non-pharmacological treatments (exercise, weight loss) in:

-Treatment of hypercholesterolemia (abnormally high levels of cholesterol in the blood) and/or hypertriglyceridemia (abnormally high levels of triglycerides in blood) in adults when other medicines to reduce cholesterol (statins) are inappropriate or not tolerated.
- Prevention of cardiovascular problems in male patients with high cholesterol (non-HDL cholesterol) and high risk for a first cardiovascular event, especially when other treatments (statins) are inappropriate or not tolerated.

Medizzine recommends consulting your doctor if you are unsure (or you do not know) why you have been given gemfibrozil.

Other ingredients of available commercial presentations:

In addition to the active ingredient gemfibrozil, other ingredients (excipients) are:

Core excipients: gluten-free corn starch, anhydrous colloidal silica (E551), polysorbate 80 (E-433), magnesium stearate (E-572), sodium carboxymethyl starch and silicon dioxide precipitate.

Coating excipients: Hypromellose (E464), titanium dioxide (E171) dioxide, macrogol 6000, simethicone (E-900) and talc (E-553 (b)).

Warning:

The composition of the various presentations may vary from one country to another. We recommend you consult the information provided by your local supplier.

Before taking the drug     

Do not use gemfibrozil

If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active substance gemfibrozil or any of the other ingredients of the medicinal product prescribed to you. If you think you may be allergic, ask your doctor.

Allergy symptoms may include:

- Asthma attacks with shortness of breath, audible wheezing or rapid breathing.
- More or less sudden swelling of the face, lips, tongue or elsewhere in the body. It is especially critical if it affects the vocal cords.
- Hives, itching, rash
- Anaphylactic shock (loss of consciousness, paleness, sweating, etc.).

Nor take this medicine if:

- You have liver failure,
- You have severe kidney disease,
- You have a history or have had a disease of the gallbladder or bile ducts, including gallstones
- You are taking repaglinide (a medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes),
- You have a history of photosensitivity or phototoxicity reactions (skin changes when the sun is taken) during treatment with fibrates (other cholesterol medicines in the same family of gemfibrozil).

Take special care with gemfibrozil

- If you experience pain, tenderness or weakness of muscles. inform your doctor immediately. This risk is greater in patients taking gemfibrozil with other medicines that increase blood levels of gemfibrozil and therefore increases the risk of muscle disorders.
- Tell your doctor if you have kidney failure, hypothyroidism, if you are older than 70 years, if you have a family history or have previously suffered from muscular disorders or if you usually consume alcohol, as these factors can increase the risk of muscle disorders.
- If you are at risk of stone formation in the gallbladder.
- If you take hypoglycemic medications (to treat diabetes).
- If you take anticoagulant drugs (to prevent blood clots).

Consult your doctor if you are included in any of the above cases.

Your doctor may want to do blood tests or liver function tests to check your liver is working properly, before and during treatment with gemfibrozil.

Taking other medicines

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including herbal products or drugs obtained without a prescription.

Do not take gemfibrozil while taking these medicines:

- Repaglinide

Certain medicines can interact with gemfibrozil; in these cases, it may be necessary to change the dose or stop treatment with any of them.

It is important to tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any of the following medications:

- HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins, drugs to treat elevated cholesterol levels in blood),
- Hypoglycemic drugs
- Rosiglitazone (medicine to treat type 2 diabetes)
- Anticoagulant drugs,
- Bexarotene (anticancer drug);
- Resins (medications to treat high cholesterol levels in the blood).

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medicine only for you. Never give it to someone else.

Use with food and beverages

Is recommended to take the medicine half an hour before breakfast and dinner (if administered twice a day) or half an hour before dinner if administered in a single dose.

Special physiological situations

Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine during pregnancy or lactation.

Pregnancy and lactation

It is not known if is safe using gemfibrozil in pregnant women, therefore this drug should be used during pregnancy only when, in the opinion of your doctor, the expected therapeutic benefits justify its use.

It is not known whether gemfibrozil is excreted in human milk, therefore it should not be used during lactation.

Children

It is not recommended for use in children.

Driving and using machines

There is no evidence that this drug impairs the ability to drive or operate machinery.

In isolated can occur cases of dizziness and visual disturbances that can negatively affect driving, so do not drive until you know how you tolerate the treatment.

Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.

How to use gemfibrozil     

Follow carefully the instructions of use of gemfibrozil provided by your doctor. Consult your doctor or pharmacist when in doubt. Follow the instructions of the physician in preference to those given in this website, which may be different. Ask your doctor to explain any aspect that you do not understand, contained in the instruction leaflet that comes with the medicine.

Usually, the dose of gemfibrozil is 900 to 1200 mg per day.

The dosage regimen of 1200 mg is administered in two doses of 600 mg twice daily, half an hour before breakfast and dinner. The dose of 900 mg taken as single dose half an hour before dinner.

Remember to take your medicine. Your doctor will indicate the duration of treatment with gemfibrozil. Do not stop treatment early although you have started to improve.

Elderly patients (over 65 years): No dose adjustment is required in patients over 65.

If you think that the effect of the medicine is too strong or too weak, consult your doctor.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

While you take gemfibrozil     

If you become pregnant, contact your doctor immediately.

If a doctor prescribes another medicine , tell you are taking gemfibrozil.

Check with your doctor regularly developments of disorder that motivates the use of gemfibrozil. Maybe there is some reason that prevented you properly receive the indicated doses and induce your doctor to erroneous conclusions about treatment.

Do not restart treatment with gemfibrozil at your own risk without first talking to your doctor, nor encourage its use by another person, even if have the same symptoms you have. Nor is it advisable to interrupt or reduce the dose without considering the opinion of your doctor.

If you feel unwell during treatment with gemfibrozil, immediately consult your doctor.

If you use more medicine than you should

If you have taken more gemfibrozil than should, consult your doctor or pharmacist immediately. In the case of overdose or accidental ingestion, contact the Poison Control Center in your country.

If you forget a dose:

Do not take a double dose to make up for missed doses.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Side Effects of gemfibrozil     

Like all medicines, gemfibrozil can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

The frequency of side effects is classified into:

Very common: affect 1 out of 1-10 patients
Common: affect 1 out of 10-100 patients
Uncommon: affect 1 out of 100-1.000 patients
Rare: affect 1 out of 1.000-10.000 patients
Very Rare: affect less than 1 in 10,000 patients
Incidence not known: Can not be established the true incidence from the available data

Adverse effects observed are:

Very common side effects (approximately 7% of patients): Indigestion (dyspepsia).

Common side effects (affect 1 in 10-100 patients): Abdominal pain, diarrhea, flatulence, nausea, vomiting, constipation, vertigo, headache, eczema, rash, and fatigue.

Uncommon side effects (affect 1 in 100-1000 patients): abnormal heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation).

Rare side effects (affect 1 in 1.000-10.000 patients): blood disorders, dizziness, drowsiness, tingling (paraesthesia), inflammation of nerves (peripheral neuritis), depression, decreased libido, blurred vision, inflammation of pancreas (pancreatitis), appendicitis, gallbladder obstruction (cholestatic jaundice), abnormal liver function, gallstones (cholelithiasis), inflammation of gallbladder (cholecystitis), rash (dermatitis, urticaria), itching (pruritus), hair loss (alopecia), joint pain (arthralgia), inflammation of joints (synovitis), muscle pain (myalgia, myopathy, myasthenia, myositis), pain in limbs, erectile dysfunction, allergic skin reaction to light (photosensitivity), allergic inflammation of the eyes and lips, which can also affect the hands, feet and throat (angioedema) and inflammation of the larynx (laryngeal edema).

If you notice any side effects not listed in this website or in the leaflet accompanying the package, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If any of the side effects gets serious, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

List of brands containing gemfibrozil     

This page contains a list of brands of authorized pharmaceutical specialties of the active principle gemfibrozil in the countries listed below:

Australia] [ Brazil] [ Canada] [ France] [ Germany] [ India] [ Italy] [ Japan] [ Mexico] [ Pakistan] [ Puerto Rico] [ Spain] [ Turkey] [ United Kingdom] [ U.S.A]

Given the nature of the pharmaceutical market, some specialties may be unavailable, have been removed from the pharmaceutical market or have changed its name. So that, in no case can take decisions based on the information contained in the page. MEDIZZINE is not responsible for any damage arising from the information provided, which may be incomplete or outdated.

Warning:

With exceptions expressly indicated, these lists do not include active principle associations with other drugs or clinical use containers.

Australia:     

AUSGEM 600 mg, tablets
CHEMMART GEMFIBROZIL 600 mg, tablets
GEMFIBROZIL-GA 600 mg, tablets
GEMFIBROZIL-AS 600 mg, tablets
GEMFITRIL 600 mg, tablets
GEMHEXAL 600 mg, tablets
GEMHEXAL 600 mg, tablets
GENRX GEMFIBROZIL 600 mg, tablets
JEZIL 600 mg, tablets
LIPAZIL 600 mg, tablets
LIPIGEM 600 mg, tablets
LIPIGEM 600 mg, tablets
LOPID 300 mg, capsules
LOPID 600 mg, tablets
PHARMACOR GEMFIBROZIL 600 mg, tablets
TERRY WHITE CHEMISTS GEMFIBROZIL 600 mg, tablets
WL-GEMFIBROZIL 600 mg, tablets

Brazil:     

GENFIBROZILA EMS 600 mg, 24 & 60 tablets
GENFIBROZILA GERMED 600 mg, 24 tablets
GENFIBROZILA LEGRAND 600 mg, 24 tablets
GENFIBROZILA MEDLEY 600 mg, 30 tablets
GENFIBROZILA BIOSINTETICA 600 mg, 30 tablets
GENFIBROZILA EMS 900 mg, 12 tablets
GENFIBROZILA GERMED 900 mg, 12 tablets
GENFIBROZILA LEGRAND 900 mg, 12 tablets
GENFIBROZILA MEDLEY 900 mg, 15 tablets
GENFIBROZILA EMS 900 mg, 60 tablets
LOPID 600 mg, 24 tablets
LOPID 900 mg, 12 tablets
LOZIL 900 mg, 12 tablets

Canada:     

APO-GEMFIBROZIL 300 mg, 100 capsules
APO-GEMFIBROZIL 600 mg, 100 tablets
DOM-GEMFIBROZIL 300 mg, 100 capsules
GEMFIBROZIL PRO DOC 600 mg, 100 tablets
MYLAN-GEMFIBROZIL 300 mg, 100 capsules
MYLAN-GEMFIBROZIL 600 mg, 100 tablets
NOVO-GEMFIBROZIL 300 mg, 100 capsules
NOVO-GEMFIBROZIL 600 mg, 100 tablets
PHL-GEMFIBROZIL 300 mg, 100 capsules
PMS-GEMFIBROZIL 300 mg, 100 capsules
PMS-GEMFIBROZIL 600 mg, 100 tablets

France:     

LIPUR 450 mg, 60 tablets

Germany:     

GEMFI 450 mg, 100 tablets
GEMFI 600 mg, 100 tablets
GEVILON 600 mg, 30 & 100 tablets
GEVILON 900 mg, 30 & 100 tablets

India:     

GEMPAR 300 mg, capsules
LIPIZYL 300 mg, capsules
LOPID 600 mg tablets
LOPID 300 mg, capsules
LOSTEROL 300 mg, capsules
NORMOLIP 300 mg, capsules
TRIGYD 300 mg, capsules

Italy:     

FIBROCIT 600 mg, 30 tablets
FIBROCIT 900 mg, 20 tablets
GEMFIBROZIL DOC GENERICI 600 mg, 30 tablets
GEMFIBROZIL DOC GENERICI 900 mg, 20 tablets
GEMFIBROZIL EG 600 mg, 30 tablets
GEMFIBROZIL EG 900 mg, 20 tablets
GEMFIBROZIL MERCK SERONO 600 mg, 30 tablets
GEMFIBROZIL MERCK SERONO 900 mg, 20 tablets
GEMFIBROZIL RATIOPHARM 900 mg, 20 tablets
GEMFIBROZIL SANDOZ 900 mg, 20 tablets
GEMFIBROZIL TEVA 900 mg, 20 tablets
GEMLIPID 600 mg, 30 tablets
GEMLIPID 900 mg, 20 tablets
GENLIP 600 mg, 30 tablets
GENLIP 900 mg, 20 tablets
GENOZIL 600 mg, 30 tablets
GENOZIL 900 mg, 20 tablets
LIPOGEN 900 mg, 20 tablets
LIPOZID 600 mg, 30 tablets
LIPOZID 900 mg, 20 tablets
LOPID 600 mg, 30 tablets
LOPID 900 mg, 20 tablets

Japan:     

N/A

Mexico:     

APO-FIDE 600 mg, 14 tablets
LOPID 600 mg, 14 tablets
RAYPID 600 mg, 14 & 50 tablets

Pakistan:     

GEMPID 600 mg, capsuñes
GEMZIL 300 mg, capsuñes
GEMZIL 600 mg, capsuñes

Spain:     

GEMFIBROZILO BEXAL 600 mg, 60 tablets
GEMFIBROZILO STADA 600 mg, 60 tablets
GEMFIBROZILO STADA 900 mg, 30 tablets
GEMFIBROZILO UR 600 mg, 60 tablets
GEMFIBROZILO UR 900 mg, 30 tablets
LOPID 600 mg, 60 tablets
LOPID 900 mg, 30 tablets
PILDER 600 mg, 60 tablets
TRIALMIN 600 mg, 60 tablets
TRIALMIN 900 mg, 30 tablets

Turkey:     

LOPID 600 mg, tablets
LOPID 600 mg, tablets

United Kingdom:     

GEMFIBROZIL ACTAVIS 600 mg, 56 tablets
GEMFIBROZIL TEVA 600 mg, 56 tablets
LOPID 300 mg, 100 capsules
LOPID 600 mg, 56 tablets

U.S.A. and Puerto Rico:     

GEMFIBROZIL APOTEX 600 mg, 60 & 100 tablets
GEMFIBROZIL BLU PHARMA 600 mg, 30, 60 & 90 tablets
GEMFIBROZIL CARACO 600 mg, 30, 60 & 100 tablets
GEMFIBROZIL CARDINAL 600 mg, 30 tablets
GEMFIBROZIL CONTRACT PHARMACY SERVICES 600 mg, 30 tablets
GEMFIBROZIL GLOBAL PHARMA 600 mg, 60 tablets
GEMFIBROZIL HIKMA 600 mg, 30 & 60 tablets
GEMFIBROZIL KAISER FOUND 600 mg, 100 tablets
GEMFIBROZIL MAJOR 600 mg, 60 & 100 tablets
GEMFIBROZIL MED HEALTH PHARMA 600 mg, 20 & 30 tablets
GEMFIBROZIL NORTHSTAR 600 mg, 30, 60, 90 & 100 tablets
GEMFIBROZIL PHYSICIANS TOTAL CARE 600 mg, 20-100 tablets
GEMFIBROZIL REBEL 600 mg, 30, 60 & 90 tablets
GEMFIBROZIL STAT FLORIDA DOH CENTRAL PHARMA 600 mg, 30 tablets
GEMFIBROZIL TEVA 600 mg, 60 & 100 tablets
GEMFIBROZIL WATSON 600 mg, 60 tablets
GEMFIBROZIL WEST-WARD 600 mg, 30 & 60 tablets
LOPID 600 mg, 60 tablets

Page updated: December 10, 2010.