Omacor

The below information on Omacor has been taken from official FDA sources, but we cannot guarantee it's accuracy. Please use this site for educational purposes only. This site does not replace a proper discussion with your doctor.


    Brand Name:Omacor
    Generic:Omega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2004-11-10 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Reliant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
This drug is available in the following forms:
Capsules
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2004/21654lbl.pdf

About Omacor

Omacor is used along with diet to lower very high triglyceride levels in adult patients. Before taking Omacor, your health care provider should help you try to control your high triglyceride level by:

  • exercising and losing weight if you are overweight
  • decreasing alcohol use
  • controlling medical problems that can cause high triglyceride levels (such as diabetes mellitus and hypothyroidism)
  • stopping or changing medicines that can increase triglyceride levels (such as estrogens, thiazide diuretics, beta blockers)

It is important to follow the diet recommended by your health care provider when taking Omacor. Omacor has not been studied in children less than 18 years of age.

Precautions for Omacor

Omacor should be used with caution in patients allergic to fish.

Side Effects of Omacor

Side effects with Omacor include:

  • belching
  • infection
  • flu symptoms
  • upset stomach
  • rash
  • change in your sense of taste

Who Should Not Take Omacor

Do not take Omacor if you are allergic to Omacor or to any of the ingredients in Omacor.

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