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.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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