Gemcor helps lowers cholesterol. Take Gemcor 30 minutes before a meal. Gemcor should be used together with lifestyle changes such as diet, weight-loss, and exercise.

Gemcor Overview


Gemcor is a prescription medication used with diet and exercise to reduce elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels while raising HDL ("good cholesterol"). This medication belongs to a group of drugs called fibrates. It works by reducing the production of triglycerides in the liver and by causing an increase in HDL.

Gemcor comes in tablet form. It is taken twice daily, 30 minutes before morning and evening meals.

Common side effects include heartburn, stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea.

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Uses of Gemcor

Gemcor is a prescription medication used:

  • to treat very high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in people at risk of pancreatic disease
  • to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, or other heart complications in people with high cholesterol and triglycerides who have not been helped by other treatment methods

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Gemcor Drug Class

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Side Effects of Gemcor

Common side effects include:

  • heartburn
  • stomach pain
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • fatigue

This is not a complete list of Gemcor side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.