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Just started Lopid 3 days ag. Spent 12 hrs overnight with constipation. Normal or not?

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Anonymous 10 Jul 2010

Hi, here are all the side effects I could finf on the med you are on:

GENERIC NAME: gemfibrozil
BRAND NAMES: Lopid

SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects of gemfibrozil include upset stomach, stomach pain, diarrhea, headache, tiredness, nausea, and vomiting. Muscle aches and pain also occur.

Rarely, these muscle-related symptoms are associated with damage to muscles that releases chemicals into the blood that that can damage the kidney. Muscle damage is of greatest concern when gemfibrozil is combined with statins. The formation of gallstones and gallbladder surgery have been associated with the use of gemfibrozil. Pancreatitis, abnormal blood liver tests, as well as reduced red blood cells (anemia), white blood cells (leukopenia) and blood platelets (thrombocytopenia) also have been reported.

So as you can read the answer is no ... call you Doctor anyway, antell him/her what you are experiencing... maybe that side effect is not listed.

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Anonymous 11 Jul 2010

CHOLESTEROL DRUGS: THE RISKS VARY AS WIDELY AS THE CHOICES Part 2 - The Non-Statins Dec 1, 2004 PART 2: The Non-Statins

Lopid is used to help people who have had little success in lowering their cholesterol through diet and exercise alone as well as to reduce the risk of heart disease. Common side effects associated with Lopid include abdominal pain, acute appendicitis, CONSTIPATION, diarrhea, eczema, fatigue, headache, indigestion, nausea/vomiting, rash, and vertigo.

Looks like it's concidered a non severe side effect. I would see a Doctor, it's not funny to be plugged up

nanalois 11 Jul 2010

Thank you so much i will see a doctor again.

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