Vascepa Side Effects
Generic Name: icosapent
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug icosapent. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Vascepa.
For the Consumer
Applies to icosapent: oral capsule liquid filled
As well as its needed effects, icosapent (the active ingredient contained in Vascepa) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
Minor Side Effects
Some icosapent side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them: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.
It is possible that some side effects of Vascepa may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
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