Vascepa Side Effects
Generic name: icosapent
Note: This document contains side effect information about icosapent. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Vascepa.
Some side effects of Vascepa may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to icosapent: oral capsule liquid filled
Along with its needed effects, icosapent (the active ingredient contained in Vascepa) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Some side effects of icosapent may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:Less common
- Difficulty with moving
- muscle pain or stiffness
- pain in the joints
- Pain in the mouth or throat
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to icosapent: oral capsule
Gastrointestinal side effects have included oropharyngeal pain.
Hematologic side effects have included prolonged bleeding time.
Musculoskeletal side effects have included arthralgia (2.3%).