Lovaza (Omega-3-Acid)

Available by prescription, Lovaza® (omega-3-acid ethyl esters) is a medication that can be used to treat very high triglycerides. It is made from fish oil and is currently the only prescription omega-3 medicine available.
 
The omega-3 fatty acids contained in Lovaza are DHA and EPA. Although it is not known exactly how DHA and EPA work, it is known that they decrease the liver's production of triglycerides. Compared to over-the-counter fish oil supplements, Lovaza has a higher concentration of these compounds, providing more benefit.
 
The medication comes in capsule form and is typically taken once or twice a day. It is only available in one strength -- Lovaza 1 gram (1000 mg) capsules.
 
Some of the common side effects that have been reported with Lovaza include indigestion or heartburn, burping, infections, and flu symptoms (such as fever or chills).
 
(Click Lovaza for more information about this fish oil product, including its benefits, dosing guidelines, and warnings.)
 
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