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LOVAZA
Hyperlipoproteinemias
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Drug Name:

LOVAZA Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Omega-3-acid ethyl esters 1g; soft-gelatin caps; contains α-tocopherol 4mg/cap.

Company:
GlaxoSmithKline

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for LOVAZA:

Adjunct to diet to reduce very high (≥500mg/dL) triglyceride levels in adults.

Adult:

Swallow whole. ≥18yrs: 4g daily; may take as 4g once daily or as 2g twice daily.

Children:

<18yrs: not established.

Warnings/Precautions:

Hepatic impairment: monitor AST/ALT periodically. Obtain baseline triglycerides (TG); monitor TG, LDL-C periodically. Exclude and/or treat secondary causes of hypertriglyceridema (eg, hypothyroidism, diabetes, medications). Paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation. Fish allergy. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

May potentiate anticoagulants; monitor.

Pharmacological Class:

Lipid-regulating agent.

Adverse Reactions:

Eructation, dyspepsia, rash, taste perversion; increased ALT, AST, LDL-C.

Note:

Formerly known under the brand name Omacor.

Generic Availability:

YES

How Supplied:

Caps—60, 120

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