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What special precautions should I follow?

Before taking gemfibrozil:

Tell your doctor if you have liver disease, kidney disease, or gallbladder disease. You may not be able to take gemfibrozil, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment, if you have any of the conditions listed above.

Gemfibrozil is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether gemfibrozil will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without first talking with your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

Furthermore, it is not known whether gemfibrozil passes into breast milk. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Use caution when driving, operating machinery, and performing other hazardous activities until you know how gemfibrozil affects you. It may cause some drowsiness or dizziness, especially at the start of therapy.

 

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