Our pharmacists’ bottom line
Omega-3 Acid is good for lowering triglycerides (fats), but some people can't take it due to allergies.
- 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.
- You can't take it if you're allergic to fish or shellfish.
- You have to take it with food.
Side effects for Lovaza (Omega-3 Acid)
From clinical trials of Omega 3 Acid / High triglycerides ( 1025)
- EructationEructation4% for Omega-3 Acid vs.1% for placebo
- Change in tasteChange in taste4% for Omega-3 Acid vs.0% for placebo
- IndigestionIndigestion3% for Omega-3 Acid vs.2% for placebo
Manufacturers don’t say how common these side effects are
- Decreased liver function
- Gastrointestinal disorder
- Hemorrhagic diathesis
- Serious allergic reaction
What to expect when you take Lovaza (Omega-3 Acid)Skip what to expect section. Skip to Risks & Warnings section.
- Lowers triglycerides.
- Take it with food.
- Swallow capsules whole.
- Can cause burping and changes in taste.
- Don't use if you have an allergy to fish or shellfish.
- You should use this medicine in combination with a healthy diet.
Risks and Warnings for Lovaza (Omega-3 Acid)Skip Risks and Warnings section. Skip to Tips section.
- 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.
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- Tips from our pharmacists
- › Take it with food.