Is NiceRx a Lopid coupon provider?
At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access patient assistance programs. This means that we are not a Lopid coupon, a Lopid discount card, or a Lopid copay card provider. We do not offer any medication trial offers or free Lopid samples.
Lopid patient assistance program
Patient assistance programs are typically sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and provide free or discounted medications to individuals with low income who are uninsured or under-insured and meet the eligibility criteria that vary by program. There are currently no known patient assistance programs for this medication.
How much does Lopid cost without insurance?
Lopid costs without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, Lopid oral tablets 600 mg will typically cost around $90 for 60 tablets.
How much does Lopid cost with insurance?
The copay of Lopid will vary in line with the specific terms of your healthcare plan. For further details about what you may need to pay, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.
What is Lopid?
Lopid is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Pfizer. Lopid contains gemfibrozil, which belongs to a group of drugs known as fibrates. It is used with diet to help lower triglyceride levels and treat very high cholesterol levels in people with pancreatitis. It may also help to lower “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and raise “good” cholesterol (HDL) levels.
Lopid is also used to reduce the risk of heart disease, (strokes, heart attack, or other heart complications) in certain people with high cholesterol and triglycerides who have not had an adequate response to weight loss, dietary therapy, exercise, or other medicines.
What doses of Lopid are available?
Lopid is available in tablet form, in the following doses: 600 mg.
Take Lopid 30 minutes before breakfast and your evening meal. You may need regular medical tests while being treated with Lopid. Store Lopid tablets at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
Please read the drug information provided with your medicine and always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Lopid active ingredients
Lopid contains gemfibrozil as the active ingredient.
Lopid side effects
The most common side effects of gemfibrozil in clinical trials include:
- Abdominal pain, indigestion, diarrhea
- Tingly or numb feeling
- Dizziness, drowsiness
- Blurred vision
- Muscle or joint pain
- Loss of interest in sex
In rare instances, Lopid can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, leading to kidney failure
- Unexplained muscle pain
- Tenderness, or weakness
- Pyrexia, unusual tiredness, and dark-colored urine
- Pain in your upper stomach, yellowing of your skin or eyes, pain when urinating, blurred vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights
- Low blood cell counts
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Lopid against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions to Lopid to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Lopid drug interactions
Lopid can interact with other medications. These include:
- Statins – atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin, rosuvastatin, simvastatin
- Bile acid-binding resins – cholestyramine or colestipol. Take gemfibrozil at least 1 hour before or 4-6 hours after taking these medications
- Certain combinations used to treat chronic hepatitis C – such as ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir/dasabuvir
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Lopid. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
You should not use Lopid if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient gemfibrozil
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Lopid
- Have severe liver disease, kidney disease, or gallbladder disease
Talk to your doctor before using Lopid if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Lopid
- Have gallstones
- Take warfarin
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
Lopid is the trademark brand name for gemfibrozil manufactured by Pfizer. A generic version of gemfibrozil is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Lopid savings through NiceRx.
The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.