What is gemfibrozil?
Gemfibrozil is a prescription drug used to treat high cholesterol. It is a type of lipid-lowering drug that is used to treat patients with hypercholesterolemia (high levels of cholesterol in the blood). Like many cholesterol drugs, gemfibrozil is most effective when used as a supplemental treatment alongside diet and exercise.
High cholesterol and high blood pressure are linked. If left untreated, high blood pressure can damage many parts of the body including the heart, brain, blood vessels and kidneys, and can place you at greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
Talk to your doctor about whether gemfibrozil is right for you.