Fish oil and omega-3 fatty acids combine in a capsule to decrease bad cholesterol and fats in your blood. It treats high triglyceride levels in your blood. You can take this capsule by mouth with a glass of water as directed at the same time every day. A healthcare provider may recommend changes to your diet and exercise if you take fish oil.
FISH OIL, OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS (fish oyl, oh MEH guh three FA tee A suhds) treats high triglyceride levels in your blood. It works by decreasing bad cholesterol and fats (triglycerides) in your blood. Changes to diet and exercise are often combined with this medication.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Lovaza, Magna Omega-3, Ocean Blue Nutritionals Omega-3 1450, Ocean Blue Omega, Ocean Blue Professional Omega-3 2100, Omacor, Omega-3, Ovega-3, Triklo
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
Take this medication by mouth. Take it as directed on the prescription label at the same time every day. Do not cut, crush or chew this medication. Swallow the capsules whole. Take it with food. Keep taking it unless your care team tells you to stop.
Talk to your care team about the use of this medication in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Visit your care team for regular checks on your progress. It may be some time before you see the benefit from this medication.
This medication may increase your risk to bruise or bleed. Call your care team if you notice any unusual bleeding.
You may need blood work while you are taking this medication.
Taking this medication is only part of a total heart healthy program. Your care team may give you a special diet to follow. Avoid alcohol. Avoid smoking. Ask your care team how much you should exercise.
Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your care team if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Do not freeze. Get rid of any unused medication after the expiration date.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
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