Brand Names : Lopid, Apo-Gemfibrozil, Gen-Fibro, Novo-Gemfibrozil, Nu-Gemfibrozil
Proper Use of This Medicine
Use this medicine only as directed by your doctor
. Do not use more
or less of it, and do not use it more often or for a longer time than your
This medicine is usually taken twice a day. If you are taking 2 doses a
day, it is best to take the medicine 30 minutes before your breakfast and
Follow carefully the special diet your doctor gave
. This is the most important part of controlling your condition
and is necessary if the medicine is to work properly.
Dosing - The dose of gemfibrozil will be different for
different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the
directions on the label
. The following information includes only the
average doses of gemfibrozil. If your dose is different,
do not change it
unless your doctor tells you to do so:
dosage forms (tablets):
Adults: 600 milligrams two times a day to be taken thirty minutes
before the morning and evening meals.
Missed dose - If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as
soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the
missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.
Storage - To store this medicine:
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store away from heat and direct light.
Do not store in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other
damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure
that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.