Vascepa Drug Information
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Icosapent ethyl is a type of omega-3 fatty acid, a fat found in fish oil. Vascepa is used along with a proper diet to help lower fats (triglycerides) in the blood. Vascepa is thought to work by decreasing the amount of triglycerides made by the body. In addition to eating a proper diet (such as a low-cholesterol/low-fat diet), other lifestyle changes that may help Vascepa work better include exercising, losing weight if overweight, and stopping smoking. Consult your doctor for more details. Icosapent ethyl is also used along with certain medications ("statins" such as atorvastatin, simvastatin) to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and certain types of chest pain that require treatment in a hospital.
How to Use Vascepa
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking icosapent ethyl and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take Vascepa by mouth with food as directed by your doctor, usually twice a day. Swallow the capsules whole. Do not crush, chew, open, or dissolve the capsules. Do not substitute other omega-3 fatty acids or fish oil products (such as nonprescription products, vitamins, supplements) for Vascepa without talking with your doctor first. They may not contain the same amount and type of fatty acids. Take Vascepa regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day. Keep taking Vascepa even if you feel well. Most people with high triglycerides do not feel sick. It is very important to continue to follow your doctor's advice about diet and exercise. It may take up to 2 months before you get the full benefit of Vascepa.
Before taking icosapent ethyl, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to fish or shellfish products; or if you have any other allergies. Vascepa may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Vascepa, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,liver disease, alcohol use, irregular heartbeat (such as atrial fibrillation). Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). During pregnancy, Vascepa should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Vascepa passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose of Vascepa, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
Vascepa Side Effects
What are Vascepa side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Vascepa may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Vascepa as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Vascepa
The side effects of Vascepa may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Vascepa. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Vascepa may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Vascepa, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Vascepa.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Vascepa, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Vascepa and the side effects associated with Vascepa are described in the following:
Common Vascepa Side Effects
- atrial fibrillation
- pain in oropharynx
- musculoskeletal pain
- peripheral edema
Less Frequent Vascepa Side Effects
Rare or Very Rare Vascepa Side Effects
- atrial flutter
- acute abdominal pain
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Vascepa when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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