Icosapent Side Effects
For the Consumer
Applies to icosapent: oral capsule liquid filled
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by icosapent. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
Minor Side Effects
Some of the side effects that can occur with icosapent may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:Less common:
- Difficulty with moving
- muscle pain or stiffness
- pain in the joints
- Pain in the mouth or throat
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to icosapent: oral capsule
Gastrointestinal side effects have included oropharyngeal pain.[Ref]
Hematologic side effects have included prolonged bleeding time.[Ref]
Musculoskeletal side effects have included arthralgia (2.3%).[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Vascepa (icosapent)." Amarin Pharmaceuticals Inc, Warren, NJ.
Not all side effects for icosapent may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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