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 Triglyd, particularly if it is accompanied by a fever.
Do not discontinue Triglyd without consulting your doctor even if you feel better.
Q. Is Triglyd a fibrate/ statin/blood thinner/ narcotic/fenofibrate/ beta blocker?
Triglyd 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 Triglyd safe?
Triglyd 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 Triglyd cause weight loss/ weight gain/raise blood sugar/ constipation/ hair loss/ diarrhea/ gallstones/ erectile dysfunction?
Triglyd 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 20th Jun 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.