Generic name: icosapent ethyl 1000mg
Dosage form: capsule
Medically reviewed on February 27, 2017.
Assess lipid levels before initiating therapy. Identify other causes (e.g., diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, or medications) of high triglyceride levels and manage as appropriate. [see Indications and Usage (1)].
Patients should engage in appropriate nutritional intake and physical activity before receiving VASCEPA, which should continue during treatment with VASCEPA.
The daily dose of VASCEPA is 4 grams per day taken as either:
- four 0.5-gram capsules twice daily with food; or as
- two 1-gram capsules twice daily with food
Patients should be advised to swallow VASCEPA capsules whole. Do not break open, crush, dissolve, or chew VASCEPA.
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- Drug class: miscellaneous antihyperlipidemic agents