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Vascepa

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Overview

What is Vascepa?

VASCEPA, a lipid-regulating agent, is supplied as either a 0.5-gram or a 1-gram amber-colored, liquid-filled soft gelatin capsule for oral administration.

Each VASCEPA capsule contains either 0.5 grams of icosapent ethyl (in a 0.5 gram capsule) or 1 gram of icosapent ethyl (in a 1 gram capsule). Icosapent ethyl is an ethyl ester of the omega-3 fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). The empirical formula of icosapent ethyl is CHO and the molecular weight is 330.51. The chemical name for icosapent ethyl is ethyl all-cis-5,8,11,14,17-icosapentaenoate with the following chemical structure:

VASCEPA capsules also contain the following inactive ingredients: tocopherol, gelatin, glycerin, maltitol, sorbitol, and purified water.



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What are the available doses of Vascepa?

Capsules: 0.5-gram and 1-gram ()

What should I talk to my health care provider before I take Vascepa?

Pregnancy: Use during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. ()

How should I use Vascepa?

VASCEPA (icosapent ethyl) is indicated as an adjunct to diet to reduce triglyceride (TG) levels in adult patients with severe (≥500 mg/dL) hypertriglyceridemia.

Assess lipid levels before initiating therapy. Identify other causes (e.g., diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, or medications) of high triglyceride levels and manage as appropriate. .

Patients should engage in appropriate nutritional intake and physical activity before receiving VASCEPA, which should continue during treatment with VASCEPA.

The daily dose of VASCEPA is 4 grams per day taken as either:

Patients should be advised to swallow VASCEPA capsules whole. Do not break open, crush, dissolve, or chew VASCEPA.


What interacts with Vascepa?

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What are the warnings of Vascepa?

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What are the precautions of Vascepa?

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What are the side effects of Vascepa?

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What should I look out for while using Vascepa?

VASCEPA is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity (e.g., anaphylactic reaction) to VASCEPA or any of its components.


What might happen if I take too much Vascepa?

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How should I store and handle Vascepa?

StorageStore PROTONIX For Delayed-Release Oral Suspension and PROTONIX Delayed-Release Tablets at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F); excursions permitted to 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F). [See USP Controlled Room Temperature.] StorageStore PROTONIX For Delayed-Release Oral Suspension and PROTONIX Delayed-Release Tablets at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F); excursions permitted to 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F). [See USP Controlled Room Temperature.] VASCEPA (icosapent ethyl) capsules are supplied as 0.5-gram amber-colored soft-gelatin capsules imprinted with V500 or as 1-gram amber-colored soft-gelatin capsules imprinted with VASCEPA.Bottles of 240 (0.5-gram): NDC 52937-003-40Bottles of 120 (1-gram): NDC 52937-001-20.VASCEPA (icosapent ethyl) capsules are supplied as 0.5-gram amber-colored soft-gelatin capsules imprinted with V500 or as 1-gram amber-colored soft-gelatin capsules imprinted with VASCEPA.Bottles of 240 (0.5-gram): NDC 52937-003-40Bottles of 120 (1-gram): NDC 52937-001-20.VASCEPA (icosapent ethyl) capsules are supplied as 0.5-gram amber-colored soft-gelatin capsules imprinted with V500 or as 1-gram amber-colored soft-gelatin capsules imprinted with VASCEPA.Bottles of 240 (0.5-gram): NDC 52937-003-40Bottles of 120 (1-gram): NDC 52937-001-20.


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Clinical Information

Chemical Structure

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Clinical Pharmacology

Studies suggest that EPA reduces hepatic very low-density lipoprotein triglycerides (VLDL-TG) synthesis and/or secretion and enhances TG clearance from circulating VLDL particles. Potential mechanisms of action include increased β-oxidation; inhibition of acyl-CoA:1,2-diacylglycerol acyltransferase (DGAT); decreased lipogenesis in the liver; and increased plasma lipoprotein lipase activity.

Non-Clinical Toxicology
VASCEPA is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity (e.g., anaphylactic reaction) to VASCEPA or any of its components.

There is evidence that the anticonvulsant action of phenytoin is antagonized by folic acid. A patient whose epilepsy is completely controlled by phenytoin may require increased doses to prevent convulsions if folic acid is given.

Folate deficiency may result from increased loss of folate, as in renal dialysis and/or interference with metabolism (e.g. folic acid antagonists such as methotrexate); the administration of anticonvulsants, such as diphenylhydantoin, primidone, and barbiturates; alcohol consumption and, especially, alcoholic cirrhosis; and the administration of pyrimethamine and nitrofurantoin.

False low serum and red cell folate levels may occur if the patient has been taking antibiotics, such as tetracycline, which suppress the growth of Lactobacillus casei.

In patients with hepatic impairment, alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) levels should be monitored periodically during therapy with VASCEPA.

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Reference

This information is obtained from the National Institute of Health's Standard Packaging Label drug database.
"https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/"

While we update our database periodically, we cannot guarantee it is always updated to the latest version.

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