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Managing Triglycerides

SO YOU HAVE VERY HIGH TRIGLYCERIDES.
What can you do?

Very high triglycerides can be caused by poor diet and not enough exercise. You may also have inherited very high triglycerides from a parent. Your doctor will tell you how to manage your triglycerides. Some steps will probably include

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Lose Weight
If your weight is higher than what is considered healthy, losing even 5 pounds may help lower your triglycerides. You may also find you have more energy and feel healthier.
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Eat Fewer Calories
Any calories you eat and don’t burn off with activity become triglycerides and are stored as fat. Less calories turning into fat means lower overall triglyceride numbers.
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Eat fewer sugary and refined foods
Lowering the amount of white sugar and white flour (found in many foods from bread to pasta to pastries) can have a positive effect on your triglycerides.
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Eat healthier fats
The type of fat in olive and canola oils is healthier than the type of fat in meats. Eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids—such as mackerel and salmon—instead of red meat will further improve triglyceride levels.
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Drink less alcohol
Alcohol is high in calories and sugar. It can have a large effect on triglycerides, even in small amounts.
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Get more exercise
Try to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day. This can include taking stairs instead of the elevator, choosing a parking space farther from the entrance, or going for a walk.

If your triglyceride levels are too high, diet and exercise may not be enough to get them under control. Your physician may also prescribe medication, such as VASCEPA—the only FDA-approved PURE EPA omega-3.

FDA, Food and Drug Administration.

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.

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.
  • 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.
  • Tell your doctor if you take medicines that affect your blood clotting (anticoagulants or blood thinners).
  • If you have liver problems and are taking VASCEPA, your doctor should do blood tests during treatment.
  • Take VASCEPA capsules whole. Do not break, crush, dissolve, or chew VASCEPA capsules before swallowing.
  • You may report side effects by calling 1-855-VASCEPA or the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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

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.

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.
  • 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.
  • Tell your doctor if you take medicines that affect your blood clotting (anticoagulants or blood thinners).
  • If you have liver problems and are taking VASCEPA, your doctor should do blood tests during treatment.
  • Take VASCEPA capsules whole. Do not break, crush, dissolve, or chew VASCEPA capsules before swallowing.
  • You may report side effects by calling 1-855-VASCEPA or the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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