Generic name: omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids [ oh-MAY-ga-3 POL-ee-un-SAT-yoo-ray-ted-FAT-ee-AS-ids ]
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Drug class: Nutraceutical products
What is Lovaza?
Certain prescription Lovaza is used in adults, together with diet to help lower triglyceride levels in the blood.
Lovaza may also be used in combination with other vitamins in adults and children as a dietary supplement.
Lovaza may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Lovaza side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives, difficult breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Lovaza may cause serious side effects. Call your doctor at once if you have:
chest pain; or
Common side effects of Lovaza may include:
burping, changes in your sense of taste;
loss of appetite;
back pain; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Use only as directed and follow all directions on the label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers if you use other medicines or have other medical conditions or allergies.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Lovaza if you are allergic to Lovaza, soy, fish or shellfish.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking Lovaza if you have any health problems.
Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had:
bleeding problems, anemia (low red blood cells);
a heart rhythm disorder;
a pancreas disorder;
It is not known if Lovaza will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Ask a doctor if it is safe to breastfeed while using Lovaza.
Do not give any herbal or health supplement to a child without medical advice.
How should I take Lovaza?
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed. Do not use more of this product than is recommended on the label.
The recommended daily dose of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids changes with age. Follow your healthcare provider's instructions. You may also consult the Office of Dietary Supplements of the NIH, or the USDA Nutrient Database of recommended daily allowances for more information.
Over the counter (OTC) products should not be used to replace medication prescribed for you by your doctor. Ask your doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider if it is safe to use this product.
Take with food.
Swallow the capsule whole and do not crush, chew, break, or open it.
You must chew the chewable tablet before you swallow it.
Measure liquid medicine with the supplied measuring device (not a kitchen spoon).
Your dose needs may change if you switch to a different brand, strength, or form of this medicine. Avoid medication errors by using exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor.
Your treatment may also include diet, exercise, weight control, and blood tests.
Tell your doctor if you have a planned surgery.
Store tightly closed at room temperature, away from moisture, heat, and light. Do not freeze.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking Lovaza?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
Avoid using Lovaza together with other herbal/health supplements that can also affect blood-clotting. This includes angelica (dong quai), capsicum, clove, dandelion, danshen, evening primrose, garlic, ginger, ginkgo, horse chestnut, Panax ginseng, poplar, red clover, saw palmetto, turmeric, and willow.
What other drugs will affect Lovaza?
Do not take Lovaza without medical advice if you are using any of the following medications:
The main differences between Lovaza and Vascepa are their FDA approved uses, composition, dose, side effects and price. Both Lovaza and Vascepa are used to lower high triglycerides; however, Vascepa is also approved to be used with a statin to lower the chance of a heart attack or stroke. Continue reading
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