- Are Lovaza and Vascepa the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Vascepa?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Lovaza?
- What Is Vascepa?
- What Is Lovaza?
- What Drugs Interact with Vascepa?
- What Drugs Interact with Lovaza?
- How Should Vascepa Be Taken?
- How Should Lovaza Be Taken?
Are Lovaza and Vascepa the Same Thing?
Vascepa (icosapent ethyl) and Lovaza (omega-3-acid ethyl esters) are omega-3 fatty acids, a fat found in fish oil or plant sources, used along with a low-fat and low-cholesterol diet to lower high triglycerides (fats) in the blood.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Vascepa?
Common side effects of Vascepa include:
- joint pain or
- sore throat.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Lovaza?
Common side effects of Lovaza include:
Tell your doctor if you experience rare but very serious side effects of Lovaza including:
What Is Vascepa?
Vascepa (icosapent ethyl) is a type of omega-3 fatty acid, a fat found in fish oil. It is used along with a low-fat and low-cholesterol diet, to lower high triglycerides (fats). Vascepa is thought to work by decreasing the amount of triglycerides made by the body.
What Is Lovaza?
Lovaza (omega-3-acid ethyl esters) is a combination of fatty acids used together with diet and exercise to help lower triglyceride levels in the blood. Lovaza is made of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are found in oil from fish, vegetables, and other plant sources. These fatty acids are not made by the body and must be consumed in the diet.
What Drugs Interact With Vascepa?
Vascepa may interact with other drugs affecting coagulation (e.g., anti-platelet agents). Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you take.
What Drugs Interact With Lovaza?
Lovaza may interact with birth control pills or hormone replacement, blood thinners, beta-blockers, or diuretics (water pills). Tell your doctor all medications you use.
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