interaction between gemfibrozil and Avandia

A new interaction between gemfibrozil and Avandia has just been identified...and probably isn't in your computer yet.

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

But gemfibrozil inhibits the CYP450 2C8 enzyme that metabolizes Avandia...boosts Avandia levels...and increases Avandia's glucose lowering effects.

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