Gemfibrozil is an active ingredient used in various medications. It is a Peroxisome Proliferator Receptor alpha Agonist. It is a fabric acid derivative that treats hypertriglyceridemia and dyslipidemia. The therapy of this medicine is related to serum aminotransferase elevations and with rare instances of acute liver injury. It acts like an antilipemic drug, which is derived from a valeric acid.
Class of Drugs – Fibrates
Molecular Formula – C15H22O3
Molecular Weight - 250.33 g/mol
Working: This medication Gemfibrozil belongs to a group of drugs known as "fibrates." This drug works by reducing the amount of fat produced by the liver. Due to the lowering of triglycerides in people decreases the risk of pancreas disease. It is a fibric acid derivatives. It changes the amount of cholesterol and other fats like lipids in the body. It acts by lowering triglyceride levels and raises HDL cholesterol levels.
Uses: This active ingredient is indicated for decreasing elevated triglyceride levels that are high enough to cause pancreatitis. It raises HDL and reduces triglycerides. It helps to prevent coronary heart disease in individuals without a history or symptoms of coronary heart disease. It is not intended for treating people who only have low HDL.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This ingredient is used in popular brand medicines. One of the brands is mentioned below:
- Lopid: 300 mg and 600 mg
Proper diet and exercise should be followed while treating with this medication.