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What side effects can this medication cause?

Possible side effects from using gemfibrozil include:

upset stomach

Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

headache, dizziness, or drowsiness
decreased sex drive

If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, closing of the throat, swelling of the lips, tongue, face or hives)
chest pain
shortness of breath
irregular heartbeat
stomach pain  
clay-colored stools
yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice)
rash or itching
sores in the mouth or on your lips
swollen legs or feet
chills, fever, or blood in the urine
muscle aches, pain, or cramps

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.


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