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Top reasons to choose proven prescription VASCEPA

VASCEPA has been rigorously studied for over a decade and has a history of clinical trial success. Prescription VASCEPA has only one active ingredient, icosapent ethyl. Unlike other treatment options, VASCEPA doesn’t raise bad cholesterol. VASCEPA has a safety profile similar to placebo and is FDA-approved.

VASCEPA follows strict regulatory standards with a patented 3-month process qualified to meet FDA drug standards. This process ensures the consistency and stability of VASCEPA. This is important because, if damaged, the safety and efficacy of the active ingredient can vary and is highly vulnerable to derivatives and oxidation/spoilage.

Earlier generation medications were studied to see if they reduced cardiovascular events.


Prescription Omega-3s (omega-3-acid ethyl esters) have been unsuccessful in demonstrating benefits beyond lowering triglycerides and cholesterol, including the reduction of cardiovascular events.


Fenofibrates, while proven to lower triglycerides and cholesterol, have not been proven to reduce cardiovascular events.


Common fish oil dietary supplements are not intended to treat medical conditions, are not FDA-approved nor have they been clinically proven to show any cardiovascular benefit.

The potential effects of VASCEPA in adult patients with triglycerides <500 mg/dL have not been approved by the FDA.

Amarin wishes to thank the clinicians and patients who participated in the VASCEPA clinical trials.

Talk to your doctor to learn more about the science and benefits of VASCEPA.


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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).