Dialyvite Omega-3 Concentrate [OTC]; Expecta LIPIL [OTC] [DSC]; Fish Oil Ultra [OTC] [DSC]; Lovaza; Maximum Red Krill [OTC]; Ocean Blue MiniCaps Omega-3 [OTC]; Omega Power [OTC]; Omega-3 2100 [OTC]; Omega-3 Fish Oil Ex St [OTC]; Omega-3 IQ [OTC]; Pro Nutrients Omega 3 [OTC]; Salmon Oil-1000 [OTC]; Sam-E.P.A. [OTC]; Sea-Omega [OTC]; Triklo; Vascepa
- It is used to lower triglycerides.
- It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
- If you have an allergy to omega-3 fatty acids or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- If you are allergic to fish, fish oil, or shellfish, talk with your doctor.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- Follow the diet and workout plan that your doctor told you about.
- Talk with your doctor before you drink alcohol.
- If you have a heart rhythm problem called atrial fibrillation (Afib) or flutter, talk with your doctor. People with these health problems have had them happen more often while taking omega-3 fatty acids, especially in the first few months.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
- Any unexplained bruising or bleeding.
- Joint pain.
All other products:
- Change in taste.
- Upset stomach.
- Loose stools (diarrhea).
- Belly pain.
- Take this drug with food.
All other products:
- Some drugs may need to be taken with food or on an empty stomach. For some drugs it does not matter. Check with your pharmacist about how to take this drug.
- Swallow whole. Do not chew, break, open, or melt.
- If you have trouble swallowing, talk with your doctor.
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
- Keep taking this drug as you have been told by your doctor or other health care provider, even if you feel well.
- Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Store at room temperature. Do not freeze.
- Protect from light.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.