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Is VASCEPA right for you?

Is VASCEPA
right for you?

If you have very high triglycerides, talk with your doctor about taking VASCEPA along with following a healthy diet, and be sure to discuss any issues with your doctor.

Who should not
take VASCEPA?

Do not take VASCEPA if you are allergic to icosapent ethyl, the gelatin capsule, or any of these ingredients: tocopherol, gelatin, glycerin, maltitol, or sorbitol.

What should you
tell your doctor
before taking VASCEPA?

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Before you take VASCEPA, tell your doctor if you

  • have diabetes.
  • have a low thyroid problem (hypothyroidism).
  • have a liver problem.
  • have a pancreas problem.
  • are allergic to fish or shellfish—it is not known if people who are allergic to fish or shellfish are also allergic to VASCEPA.
  • are pregnant or planning to become pregnant—it is not known if VASCEPA will harm your unborn baby.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed—VASCEPA can pass into your milk and may harm your baby. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take VASCEPA.

Tell your doctor about all the medications you currently take, including prescription and non-prescription medications, vitamins, and dietary or herbal supplements.

VASCEPA can interact with certain other medications that you are taking. Please check with your doctor.

Tell your doctor if you take medications that affect your blood clotting (anticoagulants or blood thinners). Know the medications you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medication.

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).

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INTRODUCING THE

new SMALLER
0.5-gram capsuleS

Now you have a choice!

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If you need or prefer a SMALLER capsule,
you now have the option of a 0.5-gram size.

The total daily dose of VASCEPA is 4 grams, as two 1-g capsules or four 0.5-g capsules, twice daily with food. Find out more here, and ask your doctor if the 0.5-g VASCEPA capsule is right for you.

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