Lovaza Versus Fish Oil
Lovaza® (omega-3-acid ethyl esters) is a prescription fish oil medication approved for the treatment of very high triglycerides.
Many people are curious about the difference between Lovaza versus fish oil supplements. Both products contain DHA and EPA, omega-3 fatty acids that decrease the liver's production of triglycerides. However, the less-expensive supplements almost always have a low concentration of EPA and DHA, regardless of the strength on the label.
More importantly, dietary supplements are not regulated as strictly as prescription drugs. This means that some supplements could potentially be contaminated or could have less of the active ingredients than stated on the label.
There are many factors to consider when comparing Lovaza vs. fish oil products. You should consult your healthcare provider to find out which product will best suit your needs.
(Click Lovaza to learn more about the difference between Lovaza and non-prescription fish oil supplements, to find out what side effects may occur with Lovaza, and for dosing information for the medication.)