Ethyl ecosapent

Drug classification and dosage

Ethyl ecosapent belongs to the group of antihypertensive drugs.

The medicine is available in the form of capsules or liquid, and is taken orally, to treat high levels of triglyceride or fat in the blood.

•  Adults:  being taken capsules of medicine at once, so every 12 hours daily dose is 4 g of medicine).

•  Children:  The doctor determines the dose and the way the drug is taken in children.

Mechanism of action

The drug works by reducing liver production of a complex of cholesteroland triglycerides. It also helps remove triglycerides from the blood.

What are the warnings to be aware of before using this medicine?

Before you decide to use the medicine, inform your doctor of the following:

• The presence or planning of pregnancy, or breastfeeding by the mother.

• Taking medicines, either prescription or over-the-counter, or herbal preparations or supplements.

• Sensitivity of the patient towards medicine, food, or other substances (such as fish or oysters).

• There is a previous liver problem or pancreatitis.

• The presence of diabetes or hypothyroidism.

• If the patient is taking beta blockers, Metoprolol, estrogen or thiazide diuretics (hydrochlorothiazide).

• The patient should inform the doctor about taking some drugs that interfere with ethyl ecosabent, especially anticoagulants such as warfarin, or anticoagulants such as clopidogrel, for increased risk of hemorrhage.

• Before a prescription, recommend a special low fat, cholesterol, and sugary diet to your doctor. If these measures are not enough, the doctor will prescribe ethyl icosapent as the diet and exercise continue to help achieve the desired benefit.

• The medicine should be used with extreme caution in children, for lack of certainty of the safety and effectiveness of their use.

• The doctor should discuss the benefits and risks of using the drug in pregnant and lactating women. The drug is found in the mother’s breast milk, as well as the extent of harm to the fetus or infant.

Indications of use of the medicine

Ethyl ecosapent is used to reduce triglyceride levels in some patients, in conjunction with a diet.


• Do not use the medicine with an allergic reaction to any of its components.

• The medicine should be used with extreme caution in children, for lack of certainty of the safety and effectiveness of their use.

• The benefits and risks of drug use should be discussed during pregnancy, as well as during the period of breastfeeding, where the drug is found in breast milk, and the extent to which the drug may be used in the fetus or the infant.

What is the best way to use the medicine?

• The medicine should be used according to the doctor’s instructions and the instructions in the accompanying leaflet.

• Pharmacists should be asked what is difficult to understand in the accompanying leaflet.

• Ethyl ecosapent capsules should be taken in their full form, without opening, crushing, dissolving or chewing before ingestion with food.

• If the patient misses the dose of the medication on time, the patient should take it in case of remission, but should be disregarded if the next dose is closer, return to compliance with the usual treatment schedule, and the dose may not be doubled.

Drug interactions with food

• Some medications should not be taken soon to be eaten, or certain foods may be taken for possible drug interactions.

• The synchronization of smoking with some medications may cause some reactions as well.

• The whole capsule should be swallowed, without crushing, chewing, breaking, dissolving or opening, with a meal.

Drug interactions with other drugs

80 drug substances overlap with ecosabant, and their interference is mild.

These drugs include:

 • Beta blockers, Metoprolol.

• Estrogen Estrogen.

• Hydrochlorothiazide diuretics

(Use of previous medicines should be discontinued or, where possible, switched).

As well as:

• anticoagulants, such as warfarin

• Anti-platelet aggregates, such as clopidogrel.


• Omeprazole.


What do I do if overdue a dose?

If you miss a dose, take the dose as soon as you remember, or ignore the missed dose if the next dose is closer, and follow the treatment schedule. Do not double the dose to compensate.

What precautions should be taken with this medicine?

• The medication should be taken according to the directions of the doctor, the instructions in the accompanying leaflet, in terms of dose, dosage and duration. No modification or discontinuation may be made without consulting a physician.

• You should be committed to visiting your doctor regularly to make sure your medication is effective.

• The doctor should be informed about the patient’s drinking alcohol (if he is drinking alcohol) that causes fat disturbance.

• A diet and exercise program should be followed with medication.

• Ethyl ecosapent should be used with extreme caution in children, where safety and effectiveness of use are not proven.

• The benefits and risks of using the drug during pregnancy, as well as during the period of breastfeeding, should be discussed, where the drug is found in breast milk, and the extent of harm to the fetus or infant may be known.

What are the common side effects of this medicine?

Some side effects appear after the use of the medicine, including:

• Difficulty in movement.

• Feeling stiff or sore in the muscles.

• Pain in the joints.

• Feeling pain in the mouth or throat.

What one must monitor when using this medicine?

During the period of ethylocosabant use, the levels of triglycerides and other lipids should be monitored. The results of these tests can be used to monitor the patient’s condition and to determine the cause of the side effects.

What are the reasons for calling your health care provider (doctor) immediately?

Immediate medical care should be requested immediately after symptoms of allergic reactions, such as rash, urination, itching, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, swelling of the mouth, face , lips or tongue.

What is supposed followed when store this medicine?

• Keep the medicine in a sealed container at room temperature of 20-25 ° C, away from heat, humidity and direct light.

• Keep the medicine away from freezing.

• Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

• Old medicine cans should not be kept or should no longer be kept.

• Ask your health care provider how to get rid of the drug that has not been used.

General Instructions

• Consult your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or worsen.

• The physician’s instructions regarding dosage, route and duration of use should be complied with, because contravention of the instructions increases the risk of side effects.

• Read the accompanying leaflet and ask your doctor about what is difficult to understand.

• If the patient has a feeling that is dangerous to the patient’s life, he should wear a bracelet or carry a card indicating this sensitivity all the time.

• The patient may not share the medicine with others, and no other person’s medicine may be taken.

• you must keep this medication away from childrens.

• The patient should keep his / her list of medications (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins and over-the-counter medicines) and give this list to the health care provider (doctor, nurse, practice nurse, pharmacist, physician assistant).

• Talk to your healthcare provider before starting any new medication, including over-the-counter medicines, natural products, or vitamins.

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