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Omega-3-acid Ethyl Esters



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Category

Lipid lowering agent: Concomitant therapy

Chemical Name

Etyl 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. 8)
  • Omega-3 acidorum esteri ethylici (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Omega-3-acid ethyl esters (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Omega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters (PH: USP 37)
  • Omega-3-Säurenethylester (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Oméga-3 (esters éthyliques 90 d'acides) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Omega-3 acidorum esteri ethylici 90 (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Omega-3-acid ethyl esters 90 (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Omega-3-acid Ethyl Esters 90 (PH: BP 2015)
  • Omega-3-Säurenethylester 90 (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Equiplen
    Unimed, Peru
  • Gatrimexa
    Sandoz, Estonia
  • Marincap
    Koçak, Turkey
  • Megaza
    Strides Arcolab, India
  • Omacor
    Abbott, Australia; Abbott, Israel; Abbott, Latvia; Abbott, Malaysia; Abbott, Russian Federation; Abbott, Thailand; Abbott Products, Belgium; Ferrer, Costa Rica; Ferrer, Dominican Republic; Ferrer, Guatemala; Ferrer, Honduras; Ferrer, Nicaragua; Ferrer, Panama; Ferrer, El Salvador; Ferrer Farma, Spain; Pierre Fabre Médicament, France; Pronova, Estonia; Pronova, Lithuania; Pronova, Malta; Pronova, Poland; Pronova, Romania; Pronova, Slovenia; Pronova Biopharma Norge, Hungary; Solvay, Bulgaria; Solvay, Croatia (Hrvatska); Solvay, Oman
  • Omega 3 Chalver
    Chalver, Colombia
  • Omega 3 Colmed
    Colmed, Colombia
  • Omega 3 Glenmark
    Glenmark, Germany
  • Omega Max Lafrancol
    Lafrancol, Colombia
  • omega-3 biomo
    Biomo, Germany
  • Omg 3
    Drug International, Bangladesh
  • Triglid
    Sandoz, Croatia (Hrvatska)
  • Vitrum Cardio (Omega-3-acid Ethyl Esters and Tocopherol)
    Unipharm, Russian Federation
  • Corbene
    ratiopharm, Austria
  • Omacor
    Abbott, United Kingdom; Abbott Arzneimittel, Germany; Farmagon, Norway; Pronova, Austria; Pronova, Netherlands; Pronova, Norway; Solvay, Ireland
  • Omega-3-ratiopharm
    ratiopharm, Germany
  • Omega-3-Säurenethylester 90 Heumann
    Heumann, Germany
  • Teromeg
    Amdipharm Mercury, United Kingdom
  • 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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