Compare Omega 3 Acid vs. Lopid
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Omega-3 Acid is good for lowering triglycerides (fats), but some people can't take it due to allergies.
Lopid (Gemfibrozil) is a generically available medication that can lower triglyceride levels by up to 50%.
- Lowers triglycerides (fats) when combined with exercise and a low cholesterol diet.
- In studies, Omega-3 Acid has lowered the risk of stroke and heart attack leading to death, especially in people with high cholesterol or high triglycerides.
- Considered as a first choice medication for lowering triglyceride levels in the blood. Studies have shown it can reduce triglycerides by up to 50%.
- Available as a generic.
- Can be used with other medications, such as fish oil, to lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol.
- You can't take it if you're allergic to fish or shellfish.
- You have to take it with food.
- While Lopid (Gemfibrozil) has been shown to lower triglycerides, it has not been shown by itself to reduce the number of deaths caused by high cholesterol.
- Can't be used with statins to lower cholesterol because of the risk of muscle and kidney damage.
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- Taste perversion4%
- Allergic reactions
Allergy to fish or shellfish
- Heart flutter
- Muscle pain
Taking Lopid (Gemfibrozil) with statins
- Liver damage
Past history of liver disease
- Increased bleeding risk
Taking Lopid (Gemfibrozil) with anticoagulants