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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 38)
  • 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 2016)
  • Omega-3-Säurenethylester 90 (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Acido omega 3 Kern Pharma
    Kern, Spain
  • Acido omega 3 Ratiopharm
    Ratiopharm, Spain
  • Acido omega 3 Tarbis
    Tarbis, Spain
  • Acido omega 3 Teva
    Teva, Spain
  • Centrum Prenatal DHA
    Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Canada
  • Equiplen
    Unimed, Peru
  • Liporex
    Incobra, Colombia
  • Marincap
    Koçak, Turkey
  • Megaza
    Strides Arcolab, India
  • Omacor
    Abbott, Australia; Abbott, Belgium; Abbott, Israel; Abbott, Latvia; Abbott, Russian Federation; Abbott, Thailand; Abbott Laboratories, Croatia (Hrvatska); Ferrer, Costa Rica; Ferrer, Dominican Republic; Ferrer, Guatemala; Ferrer, Honduras; Ferrer, Nicaragua; Ferrer, Panama; Ferrer, El Salvador; Ferrer Internacional, Spain; Mediwin, France; Pharma Lab, France; Pierre Fabre Médicament, France; Pronova, Lithuania; Pronova, Malta; Pronova, Poland; Pronova, Romania; Pronova BioPharma, Portugal; Pronova Biopharma Norge, Hungary; Solvay, Bulgaria; Solvay, Oman
  • Omega 3 Colmed
    Colmed, Colombia
  • Omega 3 Glenmark
    Glenmark, Germany
  • omega-3 biomo
    Biomo, Germany
  • Omg 3
    Drug International, Bangladesh
  • Zodin
    Galenica, Greece
  • Zodin soft
    Galenica, Greece
  • Corbene
    ratiopharm Arzneimittel, Austria
  • Dualtis
    Abbott Laboratories, Croatia (Hrvatska); BGP Products Ltd., United Kingdom
  • Lipasterix
    Sandoz, Poland
  • Nebbaro
    Zentiva, United Kingdom
  • Omacor
    Abbott, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Abbott Arzneimittel, Germany; BGP, Ireland; BGP Products Ltd., United Kingdom; Farmagon, Norway; Ferrer Therapeutics, Mexico; Pronova, Austria; Pronova, Estonia; Pronova, Norway
  • Omega 3 Sandoz
    Sandoz, Poland
  • Omega Pliva
    Pliva, Bosnia & Herzegowina
  • Omega-3-ratiopharm
    ratiopharm, Germany
  • Omega-3-Säurenethylester 90 Heumann
    Heumann, Germany
  • Teromeg
    Amdipharm Mercury Company, United Kingdom
  • Tevocor
    Teva, Romania
  • Zodin
    Trommsdorff, Germany


ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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