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icosapent Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings & Dosing

What dosages is icosapent available in?

What dosages is icosapent available in?

icosapent is available as a 0.5 g and 1 g oral capsule.

What is icosapent used for?

What is icosapent used for?

icosapent is an omega-3 fatty acid that is used to:
Lower the risk of heart problems in adults also taking statins who have high triglyceride levels, and have heart disease or diabetes with at least 2 risk factors for heart disease
Lower triglyceride levels in adults with very high triglycerides levels when taken together with a healthy diet

How does icosapent work?

How does icosapent work?

icosapent in an omega-3 fatty acid. It reduces the amount of triglycerides (TG) in your body in two ways:

  • It lowers the amount of TG that your liver makes and releases
  • It lowers the amount of TG in your blood
  • The way icosapent reduces your risk for heart problems isn’t fully understood, but it might prevent blood cells from clumping together to form clots. This can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.
How do I take icosapent?

How do I take icosapent?

icosapent is typically taken as 2 grams by mouth twice a day with food.

Is it safe for me to take icosapent?

Is it safe for me to take icosapent?

icosapent is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you.

icosapent Common Side Effects

icosapent Common Side Effects

Common side effects of icosapent:

  • Muscle, bone, and joint pain
  • Swelling in arms, legs, hands, or feet
  • Constipation
  • Gout
  • Irregular heart rhythm
  • Pain in mouth and throat
icosapent Serious Side Effects

icosapent Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with icosapent. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Heart rhythm problems: chest pain, dizziness, weakness, shortness of breath, fainting, fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Serious allergic reaction: hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue, closing of the throat, difficulty breathing
  • Bleeding: lightheadedness, dizziness, difficulty stopping a bleed, blood in urine or stool, coughing up blood, severe bruising
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on icosapent

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on icosapent

The following medications may interact with icosapent:

  • Increased Bleeding Risk with Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet Agents: Some published studies with omega-3 fatty acids have demonstrated prolongation of bleeding time.
  • Monitor patients receiving icosapent and concomitant anticoagulants and/or antiplatelet agents for bleeding
Who makes icosapent?

Who makes icosapent?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is icosapent safe in pregnancy?

Is icosapent safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if icosapent will harm your
unborn baby. You and your doctor will have to decide if you should take icosapent while you are pregnant or if you plan to become pregnant.

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