Omega 3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

Name: Omega 3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

Lovaza Side Effects

Common Side Effects of Lovaza

Tell your doctor if any of the following side effects become severe or don't go away:

  • Burping
  • Diarrhea
  • Mild heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Upset stomach or mild stomach pain
  • Changes in taste

Serious Side Effects of Lovaza

Tell your doctor right away if you experience any of the following serious side effects:

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Signs of anaphylaxis, which may include rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, or swelling of the face, mouth, lips, or tongue

Lovaza Dosage

Lovaza comes as a liquid-filled gel capsule to take by mouth.

It's usually taken one or twice daily, with or without food.

The typical daily dose of Lovaza is 4 grams (g) per day.

Your dose may depend on your medical condition.

Swallow the capsules whole. Don't break, crush, or chew them.

Try to take this medicine around the same time each day.

Follow the instructions on your prescription label carefully. Don't take more or less Lovaza than is recommended.

Don't stop taking Lovaza or change your dose without first talking to your doctor.

Lovaza Overdose

If you suspect an overdose of Lovaza, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately.

You can get in touch with a poison control center at 800-222-1222.

Missed Dose of Lovaza

If you miss a dose of Lovaza, take it as soon as you remember.

But if it's almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular medication schedule.

Don't take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids dosing information

Usual Adult Dose for Hypertriglyceridemia:

1 gram prescription only products:
4 grams orally daily; may be given as a single dose or 2 divided doses.

Comments:
-Assess triglyceride levels carefully before starting therapy and identify other possible causes (e.g. diabetes, hypothyroidism, medications) and manage appropriately.
-Patients should be on a lipid lowering diet prior to using this medication, and continue the diet during use of this medication.
-Capsules should be swallowed whole; do not break, crush, chew or dissolve capsules.
-In clinical trials, the medication was administered with meals.

What other drugs will affect omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids?

Other drugs may interact with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

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