Lovaza

(Omega-3 Acid)

3.6/ 5 average rating with 46 reviewsforOmega 3 Acid
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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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Quick facts about Omega 3 Acid
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (omega-3 acid)

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.
People’s experience with Omega 3 Acid

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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.
How it works

Omega-3 Acid is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it may help the liver remove triglycerides from your body, and also prevent your body from making more triglycerides.

Quick facts about Omega 3 Acid
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (omega-3 acid)
People’s experience with Omega 3 Acid

46reviews so far. What do you think?

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Side effect rates for Lovaza (Omega-3 Acid)

From 1025 clinical trials of Omega 3 Acid when taken for high triglycerides
  • Eructation
    4%4%
    1%1%
  • Taste perversion
    4%4%
  • Dyspepsia
    3%3%
    2%2%
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Where we got our data »

The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Omega 3 Acid.

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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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Pregnancy

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
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Food
  • Take it with food.
  • You have to take it with food.