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Omega-3-acid Ethyl Esters



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Category

Antilipemic agent: Concomitant therapy

Chemical Name

Ethyl esters of alpha-linolenic acid (C18:3 n-3), moroctic acid (C18:4 n-3), C20:4 n-3, timnodonic (eicosapentaenoic) acid (C20:5 n-3; EPA), C21:5 n-3, clupanodonic acid (C22:5 n-3) and cervonic (docosahexaenoic) acid (C22:6 n-3; DHA) (Ph. Eur.)

Foreign Names

  • Omega-3 acidorum esteri ethylici (Latin)
  • Omega-3-Säurenethylester (German)
  • Oméga-3 (esters éthyliques d'acides) (French)

Generic Names

  • Omega-3-acid Ethyl Esters (OS: USAN)
  • K 85 (IS)
  • Oméga-3 (esters éthyliques d'acides) (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Omega-3 acidorum esteri ethylici 60 (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Omega-3 acidorum esteri ethylici 90 (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Omega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Omega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters 60 (PH: BP 2011)
  • Omega-3-acid ethyl esters 60 (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Omega-3-acid ethyl esters 90 (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Omega-3-acid Ethyl Esters 90 (PH: BP 2011)
  • Omega-3-Säurenethylester (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

  • Equiplen
    Unimed, Peru
  • Evoprim
    Dalim, South Korea
  • Liporex
    Incobra, Colombia
  • Lovaza
    GlaxoSmithKline, United States
  • Marincap
    Koçak, Turkey
  • Maxepa
    Seven Seas, United Kingdom; Seven Seas, Ireland
  • Max-Marine Omega-3
    Alegia, Peru
  • Omacor
    Abbott, Belgium; Abbott, United Kingdom; CPH, Portugal; Ferrer, Costa Rica; Ferrer, Dominican Republic; Ferrer, Guatemala; Ferrer, Honduras; Ferrer, Nicaragua; Ferrer, Panama; Ferrer, El Salvador; Ferrer Farma, Spain; Kuhnil, South Korea; Pierre Fabre, France; Pronova, Austria; Pronova, Estonia; Pronova, Lithuania; Pronova, Malta; Pronova, Netherlands; Pronova, Norway; Pronova, Poland; Pronova, Slovenia; Pronova BioPharma Norge AS, Latvia; Solvay, Bulgaria; Solvay, Germany; Solvay, Croatia (Hrvatska); Solvay, Ireland; Solvay, Israel; Solvay, Oman; Solvay, Russian Federation; Solvay, Thailand
  • Omega 3 Colmed (pediatric)
    Colmed, Colombia
  • Omega Max Lafrancol
    Lafrancol, Colombia
  • Omegaven
    Fresenius, Turkey
  • Omg 3
    Drug International, Bangladesh
  • Provas (Omega-3-acid Ethyl Esters and Tocopherol, α-)
    Protherapix®, Malaysia
  • Reti-Nat (Omega-3-acid Ethyl Esters and Tocopherol, α-)
    Abdi Ibrahim, Turkey
  • Zodin
    Trommsdorff, Germany

International Drug Name Search


ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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