VASCEPA® looks different, because it is different.

*Unproven fish oil supplements.

is different from unproven fish oil supplements.

VASCEPA, along with diet, is the only Pure EPA prescription Omega-3 clinically proven to lower very high triglycerides in adults by 33%, without raising bad cholesterol (LDL-C). Unlike VASCEPA, common fish oil supplements are not Pure EPA and most also contain DHA which can raise bad cholesterol.1 They may also contain saturated fats and other ingredients. Fish oil supplements are not intended for high dose use. In fact, the FDA states that supplements should be limited to 3 grams per day.2

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.
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.
Data on file, 2017.
1National Lipid Association Recommendations - Part 1, Table 5 and 13, 2015.
2FDA GRAS Notice 2003, page 2, paragraph 6.

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Discover the VASCEPA Difference.

For some people, common fish oil supplements may offer some benefit, but they are unproven. Supplements are not FDA-approved to treat medical conditions such as very high triglycerides.

Talk with your doctor to see how FDA-approved prescription VASCEPA may be right for you.

Dr. Eliot Brinton makes it
clear why Pure EPA prescription Omega-3 matters.

Watch the video
below to learn more.

Video featuring Dr. Eliot Brinton

Paid Medical Expert

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Dietary supplements are not intended for the treatment of disease.

—Dr. Eliot Brinton,
MD, FAMA, FNLA, President and Director of Utah Lipid Center

Why should you take VASCEPA?

When it comes to lowering very high triglycerides, here are some reasons why VASCEPA is the clear choice.



VASCEPA follows strict prescription medication regulatory, consistency and purity standards.


One Active Ingredient:
Pure EPA Omega-3.

Prescription VASCEPA contains Pure EPA Omega-3.

Pure EPA Omega-3 VASCEPA

No DHA. No Saturated Fats.

VASCEPA is purified and contains only Omega-3 EPA, unlike unproven fish oil supplements that may contain DHA and saturated fats.

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Pure Power. Proven to Work.

Unlike unproven fish oil supplements, prescription VASCEPA, along with diet, is clinically proven to lower very high triglycerides in adults by 33%, without raising bad cholesterol.

Cost-effective prescription drug

Greater Coverage and Savings.

With the VASCEPA Savings Card, commercially insured patients pay as little as $9 for 90 days.§ With the co-pay card, VASCEPA can be significantly less than the cost of unproven fish oil supplements.

VASCEPA vs. Fish Oil

No Fishy Burps.||

A clinical study showed that no one taking 4 grams per day of VASCEPA reported a fishy taste or fishy burps.

Learn how VASCEPA is also different from other prescription treatments for very high triglycerides.

Compare The Difference

||MARINE trial, as compared with placebo.

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VASCEPA is covered without restriction for the majority of patients.

insured patients
pay as little as $9 for 90 days.§

Subject to eligibility. Restrictions apply.

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§May not be used to obtain prescription drugs paid for in part by Federal or State Healthcare Programs including Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, Tricare, and VA. Not for use by VT residents, VT licensed medical professionals, patients under 18, where prohibited by law or patient’s insurance plan, or where taxed or restricted. Maximum savings of $80 per month or $240 per 90 day supply. Eligible patients include those who participate in commercial insurance, through a healthcare exchange, or pay cash. Offer good through December 31, 2019.

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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.



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