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Gemfibrozil Compounded Oral Liquid is a medication to help treat
hyperlipidemia in your pet. Hyperlipidemia are high levels of
cholesterol or triglycerides in the blood and are common in dogs and
cats. This condition can be brought on by obesity, diabetes,
medication-induced, or genetically hereditary. To manage this condition
and lower fats in the blood, your veterinarian may introduce a low fat,
high-fiber diet along with lipid (fat) lowering medication such as
Gemfibrozil is a prescription drug that belongs to a group of medications known as fibrates which work by decreasing the amount of fat that the liver produces.
Generally, there are no obvious signs of hyperlipidemia, and your vet will often detect this condition with routine blood work. If clinical signs do appear they are often gastrointestinal related such as diarrhea, vomiting, pancreatitis, or even skin itching or hair loss. Treating high triglycerides is important to avoid worsting conditions such as seizures, pancreatitis, liver disease, or behavioral changes. Depending on the cause of this condition in your pet will determine how your veterinarian chooses to treat it.
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Gemfibrozil Compounded Oral Liquid is given by mouth in liquid form
twice a day, every 12 hours, 30 minutes before a meal on an empty
stomach. Gemfibrozil will be prescribed by your veterinarian and added
as part of the overall treatment when diet modifications alone have not
This medication should be given just as your veterinarian prescribes. It must be measured carefully, and it's best to use the syringe provided to ensure you are able to give the proper dosage required. After dosing your pet, rinse and dry the syringe, and screw the cap tightly onto the bottle.
If you have difficulty giving it to your pet, contact your veterinarian for some helpful tips. We recommend washing your hands with soap and water after handling any medication.
Possible Side Effects
Gemfibrozil Compounded Oral Liquid is generally safe. The most common
gemfibrozil side effects include nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
More severe adverse effects may be low energy levels, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, yellowing of the eyes, skin, or gums.Contact your veterinarian immediately if these side effects continue or become more severe.
Drug & Food Interactions
Drug Interactions: If your pet is on any of the following medications
you should use gemfibrozil with caution:
- Colchicine - When combined may increase the risk of myopathy.
- Statins - (e.g., atorvastatin, simvastatin): When combined may increase the risk of myopathy.
- Thiazide diuretics, beta-blockers, and estrogens - When combined may increase triglyceride concentrations.
- Ursodiol - When combined may reduce the effectiveness of gemfibrozil.
- Warfarin - When combined gemfibrozil may potentiate anticoagulant effects.
Gemfibrozil Compounded Oral Liquid should not be given to pets that are allergic to it or have severe liver or kidney problems or dysfunction.
Your veterinarian will likely monitor your pets plasma triglycerides,
adverse effects, liver enzymes, and liver function tests will be
Gemfibrozil withdrawal symptoms can include an increase in blood cholesterol levels. Your veterinarian may want your pet to follow a special diet to prevent this from happening.
Gemfibrozil Compounded Oral Liquid is usually given to your pet by mouth two times per day, 30 minutes prior to eating breakfast or an evening meal. Gemfibrozil is absorbed better on an empty stomach. Exact instructions will be prescribed by your veterinarian.
Gemfibrozil Compounded Oral Liquid should be stored at room temperatures from 68° - 77°F with the cap tightly closed, and away from light, moisture, heat, or humidity.
Gemfibrozil Compounded Oral Liquid should be given by mouth two times per day 30 minutes before a meal. The maximum daily dose of gemfibrozil in dogs is 150-300 mg per dog every 12 hours. The maximum daily dose of gemfibrozil for cats is 7.5 – 10 mg every 12 hours. The exact dosage will be prescribed by your veterinarian.
What if I miss giving my pet a dose? If you miss a dose, give the next dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the following dose, then continue with the next scheduled one and skip the missed dose. Do not give a double dose to catch up or make up for a missed dose.
What is gemfibrozil?
Gemfibrozil is the generic medication for the brand name Lopid. It is a medication used together with a healthy low fat diet to help reduce fats, triglycerides in the blood.
What is gemfibrozil used for in dogs?
Gemfibrozil is a medication used to help treat high cholesterol and hyperlipidemia in the blood. It lowers cholesterol and lipid levels which can reduce the risk of heart disease and other conditions.
Can gemfibrozil cause weight loss?
Gemfibrozil is usually prescribed with a low-fat diet to treat high cholesterol and fat levels in the blood. Some pets might experience weight loss, however, it would be from a combination of a healthy diet, lifestyle, and the medication. Treating this can help prevent pancreatitis and other heart problems.
What is gemfibrozil 600 mg?
Gemfibrozil comes in tablets of 600 mg, 300 mg or compounded liquid form.
What are the side effects of gemfibrozil?
Some side effects are an upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation.
Is gemfibrozil a statin?
Gemfibrozil is the generic medication for Lopid. It is a fibrate that helps treat high triglycerides and cholesterol problems. They work differently than statins.
Is gemfibrozil a fibrate?
Gemfibrozil is in a group of medications called fibrates which works to reduce the level of triglycerides in the liver.
Gemfibrozil and statin interaction?
It is not recommended to use simvastatin and gemfibrozil together. When combined it can cause liver damage.
What is the gemfibrozil mechanism of action?
Gemfibrozil is a fibrate that lowers serum triglycerides and low density lipoprotein cholesterol. It benefits by increasing high density lipoproteins cholesterol. It binds to PPAR-alpha which increases fatty acid oxidation and reduces triglycerides levels.
What if my pet overdoses?
If you know or suspect that your pet experienced an overdose, call veterinary services immediately or a 24-hour poison consultation center should be contacted. Signs of an overdose can include panting, vomiting, tremors, vocalization, and increased heart rate.
What is compounding?
Compounding is a method of preparing individualized prescription medications by licensed pharmacists. Compounding allows the practitioner, the pharmacist, and the pet owner to collaborate to create custom dosages, flavors, and dosage forms for pets to easily, safely, and effectively take their medication. Often pet owners struggle to give oral tablets which is why ExpressVet offers compounded oral liquids, transdermal gels, capsules, and treats to make taking care of your pet easy.
How do I order a compounded prescription medication for my pet?
- Sign in to your existing ExpressVet account, or create a new account.
- Select the item or item(s) you are requesting and add to your cart
- Add your pet’s information and your vet’s information.
- If you are a returning customer, you will see your previous choices available or you can add as new.
- Let us know if you want us to request a prescription from your veterinarian, or if you would like to mail in a prescription.
- Complete your billing, shipping, and payment information at checkout to complete your order.
Do all compounded medications require a prescription?
Yes, all compounded medications require a prescription. Express Vet Pharmacy is happy to request a prescription order from your veterinarian, but all prescription orders must be accompanied by a patient-specific prescription from a licensed veterinarian before an order can be shipped out.
Where is Express Vet licensed to dispense veterinary prescription medications?
We are licensed in 38 states. Alaska (AK), Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Colorado (CO), Connecticut (CT), Delaware (DE), Florida (FL), Hawaii (HI), Illinois (IL), Iowa (IA), Kansas (KS), Kentucky (KY), Massachusetts (MA) ,Michigan (MI), Minnesota (MN), Missouri (MO), Montana (MT), Nebraska (NE), Nevada (NV), New Jersey (NJ), New Mexico (NM), New York (NY), North Dakota (ND), Ohio (OH), Oregon (OR), Pennsylvania (PA), Rhode Island (RI), South Dakota (SD), Tennessee (TN), Texas (TX), Utah (UT), Vermont (VT), Virginia (VA), Washington (WA), West Virginia (WV), and Wisconsin (WI)
Where does ExpressVet source the ingredients for compounding?
All ingredients for compounding are from FDA registered manufacturers and distributors.
How long does it take to process my prescription after the pharmacy receives it?
Once the pharmacy receives authorization to dispense from your veterinarian, compounded medications are prepared and shipped out within 1 to 2 business days.