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Vascepa Dosage

Generic name: icosapent ethyl 1000mg
Dosage form: capsule
Drug class: Miscellaneous antihyperlipidemic agents

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Sep 30, 2021.

Prior to Initiation of VASCEPA

  • Assess lipid levels before initiating therapy. Identify other causes (e.g., diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, or medications) of high triglyceride levels and manage as appropriate.
  • Patients should engage in appropriate nutritional intake and physical activity before receiving VASCEPA, which should continue during treatment with VASCEPA.

Dosage and Administration

  • 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.
  • Advise patients to swallow VASCEPA capsules whole. Do not break open, crush, dissolve, or chew VASCEPA.

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