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Prescription VASCEPA®, along with diet, is clinically proven to lower very high triglycerides in adults by 33% without raising bad cholesterol.*

Prescription VASCEPA®, along with diet, is clinically proven to lower very high triglycerides in adults by 33% without raising bad cholesterol.*

*In MARINE trial, on average, along with diet changes, adults with very high triglycerides experienced a 33% reduction without raising LDL-C vs. placebo. Individual results may vary.

Did you know there are different types of Omega-3s? Did you know there are different types of Omega-3s?


What you should know about DHA Omega-3 & Pure EPA Omega-3
when treating very high triglycerides.

Pure EPA Omega-3
Pure EPA Omega-3 is different. VASCEPA is the first and only Pure EPA prescription Omega-3 clinically proven to lower very high triglycerides without raising bad cholesterol.

It doesn’t contain DHA Omega-3. It doesn’t raise bad cholesterol in clinical trials.

VASCEPA composition VASCEPA composition

DHA Omega-3
While prescription Omega-3s containing DHA are proven to reduce very high triglycerides, they have been shown in clinical trials to raise bad cholesterol (LDL-C) in patients with very high triglycerides.

Since many patients with high triglycerides also have elevated LDL, this may not be consistent with your overall treatment objectives.

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Vascepa 1-gram capsules contain 1 gram of icosapent ethyl, a form of the unique Omega-3 fatty acid known as EPA, and inactive ingredients.

1Lovaza [package insert]. Research Triangle Park, NC: GlaxoSmithKline; 2015.

Our exclusive process to purity.


The only active ingredient in VASCEPA is Pure EPA Omega-3. It doesn’t contain DHA Omega-3, which may result in significant increases in bad cholesterol. VASCEPA follows strict prescription medication regulatory, consistency and purity standards.

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1.
Caught & Processed

Small fish (such as sardines and anchovies) produce crude fish oil. Environmental toxins, such as mercury, are removed.

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2.
Fish Oil Purification Continues

A strict 3-month process removes unwanted components, impurities, saturated fats and other Omega fatty acids, like DHA.

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3.
Final
Purification

Exclusive state-of-the-art EPA Omega-3 technology produces Pure EPA, which lowers triglycerides without increasing bad cholesterol (LDL-C).

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4.
Pure EPA, Protected

Amber-colored, airtight-sealed capsule protects the Pure EPA Omega-3 VASCEPA.

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Hand holding a VASCEPA Pill

Why is it important to take the 4-gram daily dose of VASCEPA?


To ensure you get the full benefit of VASCEPA, it’s important to take the FDA-approved 4-gram dose each day as your doctor prescribes. In clinical testing, patients taking the 4-gram daily dose of VASCEPA, along with a healthy diet, lowered very high triglycerides by 33% without raising bad cholesterol.* Taking less than this recommended daily dose did not achieve these results.2

Vascepa Capsules

X2 a day

For the standard size, take two 1-gram
capsules twice a day with food.

Vascepa Pills

X2 a day

If you prefer the smaller size, take four of the 0.5-gram capsules twice a day with food.

*In MARINE trial, on average, along with diet changes, adults with very high triglycerides experienced a 33% reduction without raising LDL-C vs. placebo. Individual results may vary.
2Bays HE, Ballantyne CM, Kastelein JJ, Isaacsohn JL, Braeckman RA, Soni PN. Eicosapentaenoic acid ethyl ester (AMR101) therapy in patients with very high triglyceride levels (from the
Multi-center, placebo-controlled, Randomized, double-blind, 12-week study with an open-label Extension [MARINE] trial). Am J Cardiol. 2011;108:682-90.

VASCEPA Safety Information VASCEPA Side Effects

Safety Information.


VASCEPA has a safety profile similar to placebo.

Patients taking VASCEPA in clinical trials had similar side effects to patients taking a placebo. The most common side effect reported by 2.3% of patients on VASCEPA was joint pain compared to 1% on a placebo. Patients with very high triglycerides taking 4 grams per day of VASCEPA did not report fishy taste or fishy burps.

As with all drugs, you may experience a serious side effect when taking VASCEPA. You may report side effects by calling 1-855-VASCEPA (1-855-827-2372) or the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

MARINE trial, as compared with placebo.

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INDICATION AND IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

WHAT IS VASCEPA?

VASCEPA is a prescription medicine used along with a low-fat and low-cholesterol diet to lower high levels of triglycerides (fats) in adults.

  • It is not known if VASCEPA changes your risk of having inflammation of your pancreas (pancreatitis).
  • It is not known if VASCEPA prevents you from having a heart attack or stroke.
  • It is not known if VASCEPA is safe and effective in children.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

WHO SHOULD NOT TAKE VASCEPA?

  • Do not take VASCEPA if you are allergic to icosapent ethyl or any of the ingredients in VASCEPA.

WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF VASCEPA?

  • It is not known if people who are allergic to fish or shellfish are also allergic to VASCEPA.
  • If you have liver problems and are taking VASCEPA, your doctor should do blood tests during treatment.
  • The most common side effect of VASCEPA is joint pain. Talk to your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

As with all drugs, you may experience a serious side effect when taking VASCEPA.

You may report side effects by calling 1-855-VASCEPA or the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Tell your doctor if you take medicines that affect your blood clotting (anticoagulants or blood thinners).

Take VASCEPA capsules whole. Do not break, crush, dissolve, or chew VASCEPA capsules before swallowing.

For more information on VASCEPA, click here to see the full Patient Information or call 1-855-VASCEPA (1-855-827-2372).