Icosapent Ethyl - Drug Information

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General Information on Icosapent Ethyl

Generic Name : Icosapent Ethyl

Latest prescription information about Icosapent Ethyl. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Icosapent Ethyl

International- Vascepa.

Why is Icosapent Ethyl Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a synthetic derivate of the omega-3 fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), prescribed as an adjunct to diet to reduce hypertriglyceridemia in adults. 

When should Icosapent Ethyl not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Icosapent Ethyl?

The daily dose is 4 g/day (taken as two capsules twice daily).

How should Icosapent Ethyl be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Icosapent Ethyl?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes, low thyroid problem, liver problem, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Monitor blood counts and liver function regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Icosapent Ethyl?

Joint pain.

What are the other precautions for Icosapent Ethyl?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Icosapent Ethyl?

Store it at room temperature between 68 to 77 F (20 to 25C).

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