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) works well to lower triglycerides and bad cholesterol, but it may not be the best option if you're also on a statin drug.
- 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.
- Lopid (gemfibrozil) is available as a generic.
- It can significantly lower your triglycerides and bad cholesterol (LDL), and raise your good cholesterol (HDL).
- More effective and causes fewer side effects than non-statin cholesterol-lowering medicines.
- You can't take it if you're allergic to fish or shellfish.
- You have to take it with food.
- Since so many people use statin medications to treat their cholesterol, Lopid (gemfibrozil) isn't generally the first choice treatment to use since it can interact with statins.
- Can be more expensive than some alternative medicines.
- Need to take Lopid (gemfibrozil) twice a day, whereas other similar medications are only once a day.
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- Taste perversion4%
- Stomach and intestinal problems34%
- Stomach upset20%
- Abdominal pain10%
- Nausea or vomiting3%
- Feeling off balance2%
- Allergic reactions
- Allergy to fish or shellfish
- Heart flutter
- Atrial fibrillation
- Muscle pain
- Taking Lopid (gemfibrozil) with statins
- Liver problems
- Past history of liver disease
- Kidney problems
- Kidney problems
- Bleeding risk
- Taking Lopid (gemfibrozil) with anticoagulants