Active substance(s): DOCOSAHEXAENOIC ACID / EICOSAPENTAENOIC ACID
MAXEPA LIQUID, PL 01932/0003
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Each 1 g of Maxepa Liquid contains 170 mg Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and 115 mg
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) for adult use only.
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Each 1 g of Maxepa Liquid contains the active ingredients Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) 170mg
and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 115mg. Also contains Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E).
What is Maxepa Liquid?
Maxepa Liquid belongs to a group of fat lowering medicines. This medicine reduces the amount of
fat (triglycerides) in the blood in those who have been told they may be at risk of heart disease
and/or inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis).
DO NOT TAKE Maxepa Liquid if you:
Are allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients of Maxepa Liquid
Suffer from non-insulin dependent diabetes and have aspirin sensitive asthma
Before taking Maxepa Liquid tell your doctor or pharmacist if you:
Suffer from non-insulin dependent diabetes
Suffer with aspirin sensitive asthma (this is an allergy where taking aspirin or aspirin-like
substances can bring on the symptoms of asthma)
Suffer from haemophilia (a disorder that affects blood clotting)
Suffer from liver problems
Are taking any medicines, including those you have bought without a prescription
Are taking any medicines including medicines that can thin your blood (e.g. warfarin, aspirin,
Are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breast feeding
How to take Maxepa Liquid
For oral use in adults only. Shake well before use.
The usual dose is one 5ml spoonful to be taken at meal times, twice daily, or as directed by your
doctor. If you miss a dose do not worry. Take the next dose at your usual time. Do not take this
medicine twice to make up for a forgotten dose. Consult your doctor or pharmacist before you stop
your treatment with this medicine. If you are unsure about how to take this medicine or you have
any other questions talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
As with all medicines there may be some side effects with Maxepa Liquid although not everyone will
get them. Maxepa Liquid can sometimes cause nausea (feeling sick) vomiting (being sick), fishy
after-taste, wind, skin reactions (e.g. acne, eczema) and a slight increase in liver enzymes if you have
high levels of fat in your blood (hypertriglyceridaemia), diarrhoea or constipation If any side effect
becomes serious or you notice any side effects not listed on this label, please tell your doctor or
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
What Maxepa Liquid looks like:
A clear golden oil packed in a 150 ml amber glass bottle with a screw cap closure contained in a
cardboard outer carton. Check cap closure is not damaged before first use.
Storage instructions: Keep out of the reach and sight of children
Store below 25°C. Do not refrigerate. Keep bottle in the outer carton in order to protect from light.
Do not use after the expiry date shown on the carton. Use within one month of opening.
Product Licence Holder and Manufacturer: Seven Seas Ltd., Hedon Road, Hull, HU9 5NJ, United
This label was last revised: October 2013
Seven Seas and Maxepa are registered trade marks
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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