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The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

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Vascepa (Icosapent ethyl)

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Vascepa (Icosapent ethyl)

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    Description

    Vascepa is a prescription heart attack and stroke prevention medication. It is a lipid-regulating drug that is taken in combination with a statin to reduce the risk of heart complications for patients with an existing heart condition or diabetes. Vascepa may also be indicated for unstable angina treatment. The active ingredient icosapent in this medication is an omega-3 fatty acid and it adds to the effectiveness of statin medications to better defend against heart problems due to high triglycerides.

    Directions

    Vascepa is available in standard 1g and small 0.5g size capsules.

    • Standard size - take two 1-gram capsules twice a day with food
    • Small size - take four 0.5mg capsules twice a day with food

    Always take your heart attack prevention medication exactly as indicated in your prescription.

    Ingredients

    The active ingredient in Vascepa is Icosapent.

    Cautions

    Tell your doctor if you have any history of diabetes, liver or kidney disease, or gout before starting on Vascepa.

    Vascepa may not be suitable for people taking anticoagulant medications and at risk of excessive bleeding.

    Eating a high-fat diet will counter the effectiveness of Vascepa and minimize the benefits it provides when taken along with your statin cholesterol lowering medication.

    Interactions

    There is the possibility of drug interaction risks between Vascepa and other Rx medications, and particularly with anticoagulant and antiplatelet agent drugs. Tell your doctor of all medications and OTC health supplements you are currently taking before receiving a prescription and proceeding to buy Vascepa online.

    Side Effects

    Vascepa side effects are rare, but some users may experience dizziness, fainting, fast or irregular heartbeat, light headedness, swelling of extremities, or unusual bleeding. If Vascepa side effects are experienced you should stop using the medication and meet with your doctor again regarding other heart attack prevention medication and statin drug enhancer options.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 13563

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