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Lovaza

(Omega-3 Acid)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic available
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Lowers triglycerides.

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Our bottom line

Omega-3 Acid is good for lowering triglycerides (fats), but some people can't take it due to allergies.

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Upsides

  • Lowers triglycerides (fats) when combined with exercise and a low cholesterol diet.
  • In studies, Omega-3 Acid has lowered the risk of stroke and heart attack leading to death, especially in people with high cholesterol or high triglycerides.
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Downsides

  • You can't take it if you're allergic to fish or shellfish.
  • You have to take it with food.
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Side effect rates for Lovaza (Omega-3 Acid)

1025 From clinical trials of Omega 3 Acid / High triglycerides
  • Eructation
  • Change in taste
  • Indigestion

Risks and Warnings for Lovaza (Omega-3 Acid)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Allergy to fish or shellfish

    If you know you are allergic to fish or shellfish, talk to your doctor as Lovaza (Omega-3 Acid) is made from different types of fish and shellfish. They may prescribe an alternative.

Common concerns from people taking Lovaza (Omega-3 Acid)

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Food
  • You have to take it with food.
  • Take it with food.