Indication Statement for LOVAZA® (omega-3-acid ethyl esters)
LOVAZA is a prescription medicine used along with a low fat and low cholesterol diet to lower very high triglyceride (fat) levels in adults. It is not known if LOVAZA changes your risk of having inflammation of your pancreas (pancreatitis). It is not known if LOVAZA prevents you from having a heart attack or stroke.
Important Safety Information for LOVAZA® (omega-3-acid ethyl esters)
Do not take LOVAZA if you are allergic to omega-3-acid ethyl esters or any ingredient in LOVAZA.
Tell your doctor if you are allergic to fish or shellfish, or if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or plan to become pregnant or breastfeed as LOVAZA may not be right for you.
Talk to your doctor about any current medical conditions and any medications you are taking, especially those that may increase your risk of bleeding.
Take LOVAZA exactly as your doctor tells you to take it. You should not take more than 4 capsules of LOVAZA each day.
Your healthcare provider should do blood tests to check your triglyceride, bad cholesterol and liver function levels while you take LOVAZA.
LOVAZA may cause serious side effects including increases in:
- results of blood tests to check your liver function (ALT and AST) and your bad cholesterol
- frequency of a heart rhythm problem (atrial fibrillation or flutter) that may especially happen in the first few months of taking LOVAZA if you already have that problem.
The most common side effects include burping, upset stomach, and change in sense of taste.
How supplied: 1-gram capsule