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Gempar 300 mg Capsule


Overview

Introduction of Gempar Capsule

Gempar 300 mg Capsule is a medicine used to treat high cholesterol. This medicine helps by lowering triglycerides and "bad" cholesterol (LDL), while at the same time raising the levels of "good" cholesterol (HDL). Lowering cholesterol levels reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Gempar 300 mg Capsule should be taken with food. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. Do not stop this medicine without consulting your doctor. Lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, regular exercise, and smoking cessation may help this medicine to work better. Nausea, flatulence, abdominal pain and diarrhea may be seen as side effects with this medicine.

Gempar Capsule side effects

Common
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Flatulence

How to use Gempar Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Gempar 300 mg Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.

How Gempar Capsule works

Gempar 300 mg Capsule is a lipid lowering medication. It works by lowering the levels of triglycerides and "bad" cholesterol (LDL), while raising the levels of "good" cholesterol (HDL).

Gempar Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Gempar 300 mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Gempar 300 mg Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Gempar 300 mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Gempar 300 mg Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Gempar 300 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gempar 300 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Gempar 300 mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
UNSAFE
Gempar 300 mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Gempar Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Gempar 300 mg Capsule, 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 schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • It should be taken with food.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function before starting treatment and regularly thereafter. Notify your doctor if you are more tired than usual, do not feel hungry, or if you have yellow eyes, skin or dark urine.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience muscle pain, tenderness, cramps, or weakness while taking Gempar 300 mg Capsule, particularly if it is accompanied by a fever.
  • Do not discontinue Gempar 300 mg Capsule without consulting your doctor even if you feel better.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Gempar with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Gempar

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Fatty liver with poor LFT and backpainAlso high triglycerides and high bad cholesterol
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Capsule cytozen twice, aarogyavardhini vati tablet 2 tablet twice, lipistat capsule 2 capsule twice, punarnava kwath 20 ml twice before meal for 2-3 months
High diabetes High cholesterol
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
Send reports Need to take medicineAnd what medicine are you taking alreadyA person can control his or her sugar levels by regular exercise and walk or regular aerobic exercises at least 30 to 45 minutes per day.MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY THAT IS TO MAINTAIN CALORIES INTAKE AS PER BMI .TAKE HELP OF DIABETIC EDUCATOR. VISIT YOU DOCTOR AND LOW ALL WHAT DOCTOR SUGGESTED.IN TIME ALL ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD BE DONE.you souls not treat it as disease but start of a healthy life.Uncontrolled sugar levels for long time leads to lower limb weakness which is neuropathy and which is followed by foot ulcers and other complications.online prescription is not allowed without seeing pt.so contact doctor nearby for any change or dose adjustment or visit my clinic at gurgaon sector 52 RdCity snergy multi speciality clinic near SRS MARKET
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FAQs

Q. Is Gempar a fibrate/ statin/blood thinner/ narcotic/fenofibrate/ beta blocker?

Gempar is a fibrate and not a statin/ blood thinner/ narcotic/ fenofibrate/ beta blocker. Patients should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use

Q. Is Gempar safe?

Gempar is safe at the prescribed dose and duration as advised by the doctor

Q. Is gemfibrozil the same as fenofibrate?

Gemfibrozil and fenofibrate belong to the same category of medicines called fibrates and are used for lowering the level of triglycerides (type of fat) in the blood

Q. Can you take gemfibrozil with simvastatin/Lipitor/niacin?

Patients are advised not to take gemfibrozil with simvastatin/Lipitor (atorvastatin). Gemfibrozil along with niacin can be used in patients with very high fat

Q. Does Gempar cause weight loss/ weight gain/raise blood sugar/ constipation/ hair loss/ diarrhea/ gallstones/ erectile dysfunction?

Gempar causing diarrhea, constipation is common. Other side effects such as weight loss/ weight gain/ raise blood sugar/ hair loss/gallstones/ erectile dysfunction are very rare or uncommon. However, consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.

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