A nurse is gathering health history information from a newly admitted patient. The patient denies any known diseases but gives the nurse a bottle of gemfibrozil that the patient has been taking for one year. The nurse should question the patient about the presence of what disease?


• Gemfibrozil (Lopid) is a fibric acid derivative that is used to lower cholesterol and triglycerides. Fibrates increase lipoprotein breakdown and clearance. 

• Incorrect: Gemfibrozil is not used in the treatment of hypertension, atrial fibrillation, or type 2 diabetes. 

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