interaction between gemfibrozil and Avandia

An interaction between gemfibrozil and Avandia has just been identified...and probably isn't in your interaction checker yet.

Many diabetes patients get gemfibrozil (Lopid, etc) to lower triglycerides and increase HDL.

But gemfibrozil inhibits the enzyme that metabolizes Avandia. This boosts Avandia levels and increases its efficacy.

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