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Vascepa

Formulation : Capsule
Dosage : 1g
Quantity : 120
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Description

What is Vascepa used for? 

Vascepa, with the generic name icosapent ethyl, is an oral medication that is used along with maximally tolerated statin therapy to lessen the risk of myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, coronary revascularization, and unstable angina among adult patients with e elevated triglyceride levels, any cardiovascular events, or diabetes mellitus and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease. It is also indicated, together with a proper diet, in reducing triglyceride levels among adult patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia. 

This is available in Vascepa 1 gram and 0.5 gram capsule forms. 

How does Vascepa work? 

This omega-3 fatty acid is classified as a lipid-lowering agent. It increases beta-oxidation while inhibiting acyl -CoA:1,2-diacylglycerol acyltransferase (DGAT). It also decreases lipogenesis in the liver and increases plasma lipoprotein lipase activity. It is also believed that this medication can inhibit platelet aggregation. 

How to use Vascepa 

First, read the drug information page that came with this medicine. Do not use this type of drug if you have not yet completely understood the drug information and warnings written in the guide. If you need more medical advice or have questions on how this kind of drug works, you can ask your doctor or pharmacist. 

Take the capsule orally. This is usually prescribed twice daily or as directed by your physician. Take this medication with a meal. Swallow the pill whole and follow with a glass of water. It is not recommended to open, crush, chew, or dissolve the capsules. 

Remember to take this medication on a regular basis and exactly as directed. Do not replace this drug with other omega-3 fatty acids or fish oil products because they may not contain the same amount or have the same pharmacological effect. 

Make a dosing schedule to avoid missing your doses. Your dosing and frequency will depend on your overall medical condition and response to therapy. Also, you should not stop taking this medication abruptly because doing so may lead to worsening conditions. It is also important to comply with the proper diet and exercise recommended by your doctor. 

Vascepa Side Effects 

Common side effects: 

-joint pain 

-muscle pain 

-sore throat 

-constipation 

For the most part, the side effects brought about by this lipid-lowering agent are mild and will resolve even without medical intervention. However, if the adverse reactions become worse or do not get better even after a while, you should hold this medication and call your doctor or any healthcare professional. Additionally, you must report severe side effects, including: 

-fast or irregular heartbeat  

-easy bruising 

-unusual bleeding 

-swelling of the ankles, feet, and hand 

This is not a complete or full list of the side effects of Vascepa. 

Precautions when using Vascepa 

Before you begin using this medication, you should disclose your entire medical history to your physician. This should include any history of irregular heartbeat, such as atrial fibrillation, liver disease, and bleeding problems. This is because some conditions may significantly impact how your body will respond to the medication. Moreover, you should discuss all prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, supplements, and herbal products you are taking because of possible drug interactions. 

Keep an eye out for any allergic reactions while on this treatment. Do not take this prescription drug if you have a known allergy to icosapent ethyl, fish, or shellfish products, and any inactive ingredients it may contain. You should discontinue this medication and alert your medical emergency line once you notice signs of hypersensitivity response, such as skin rashes or red patches on the skin, itchiness, swelling of the face and neck, severe disorientation, and difficulty breathing 

It is still unknown if this medication could affect pregnant moms and unborn children. However, it is known to pass the breastmilk. Use this drug only when it is absolutely required. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Is Vascepa (icosapent ethyl) a statin? 

No, this is an omega-3 fatty acid. 

Can I take Vascepa with a statin? 

Yes, these drugs do not interact with one another. 

Does Vascepa help with diabetes? 

This product is not a diabetes medication. 

How much does Vascepa cost? 

You may check how much Vascepa cost from this page. 

Can I purchase Vascepa over the counter? 

You need a prescription before buying this medication. 

Additional information

Drug Name:

Vascepa

Scientific Name:

Icosapent Ethyl

Other Names:

Vascepa

Strength(s):

1g, 0.5g

Quantities Available:

120, 240

Formulation:

Capsule

Maple Leaf Medications has provided information from third parties intended to increase awareness and does not contain all the information about Vascepa (Icosapent Ethyl). Talk to your doctor or a qualified medical practitioner for medical attention, advice, or if you have any concerns about Vascepa (Icosapent Ethyl).