Lovaza Uses

How Does It Work?

Lovaza contains two different omega-3 fatty acids -- DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). Although the specifics of exactly how DHA and EPA work are not yet clear, it is known that they decrease the liver's production of triglycerides.

Lovaza Use in Children

Lovaza is not approved for use in children. This certainly does not mean that children cannot take Lovaza; it just means that this medication (like most medications) has not been adequately studied in children. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the particular benefits and risks of using Lovaza in children.

Off-Label Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Lovaza for something other than very high triglycerides. These are known as off-label uses. Currently, Lovaza is sometimes used off-label for the following purposes:
  • Treating a kidney disorder known as IgA nephropathy
  • Preventing a second heart attack
  • Lowering moderately high triglycerides (less than 500 mg/dL)
  • Treating heart failure.
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