(omega-3-acid ethyl esters A) Capsules
OMTRYG, a lipid-regulating agent, is supplied as a liquid-filled gel capsule for oral administration. Each 1.2-gram capsule of OMTRYG contains at least 900 mg of the ethyl esters of omega-3 fatty acids sourced from fish oils. These are predominantly a combination of ethyl esters of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA -approximately 465 mg) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA -approximately 375 mg).
The empirical formula of EPA ethyl ester is C22H34O2, and the molecular weight of EPA ethyl ester is 330.51. The structural formula of EPA ethyl ester is:
The empirical formula of DHA ethyl ester is C24H36O2, and the molecular weight of DHA ethyl ester is 356.55. The structural formula of DHA ethyl ester is:
OMTRYG capsules also contain the following inactive ingredients: 4.6 mg α-tocopherol (in a carrier of sunflower oil), gelatin, glycerol, and purified water (components of the capsule shell).
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/5/2014
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