Lopid Side Effects
Generic name: gemfibrozil
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 26, 2021.
Note: This document contains side effect information about gemfibrozil. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Lopid.
Common side effects of Lopid include: malignant neoplasm, pancreatitis, dyspepsia, and cholelithiasis. Other side effects include: abdominal pain. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
For the Consumer
Applies to gemfibrozil: oral tablets
Side effects include:
GI disturbances (e.g., dyspepsia, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, constipation, acute appendicitis, gallbladder surgery), adverse CNS effects (headache, hypesthesia, paresthesias, dizziness, somnolence, peripheral neuritis, depression), fatigue, eczema, vertigo, taste perversion, blurred vision, decreased libido, impotence.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to gemfibrozil: compounding powder, oral tablet
Very common (10% or more): Dyspepsia (19.6%)
Common (1% to 10%): Abdominal pain, acute appendicitis, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, constipation, flatulence
Rare (less than 0.1%): Pancreatitis
Common (1% to 10%): Headache
Rare (less than 0.1%): Peripheral neuropathy, paresthesia, dizziness, somnolence
Frequency not reported: ALT increased, AST increased, bilirubin increased, alkaline phosphatase increased[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Atrial fibrillation
Common (1% to 10%): Eczema, rash
Common (1% to 10%): Fatigue, vertigo
Rare (less than 0.1%): Creatine phosphokinase increased
Rare (less than 0.1%): Myopathy, myalgia, painful extremities, arthralgia, synovitis, rhabdomyolysis, myositis, muscular weakness
Frequency not reported: Anemia, bone marrow hypoplasia[Ref]
Rare (less than 0.1%): Blurred vision
Rare (less than 0.1%): Erectile dysfunction
Frequency not reported: Impotence, male fertility decreased[Ref]
Rare (less than 0.1%): Libido decreased, depression
Frequency not reported: Confusion[Ref]
Rare (less than 0.1%): Laryngeal edema[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Renal dysfunction, renal failure[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Hepatoma[Ref]
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- Drug class: fibric acid derivatives
Related treatment guides
1. "Product Information. Lopid (gemfibrozil)." Parke-Davis (2002):
2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
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