Epadel (Ethyl Icosapentate) (Ethyl Icosapentate)
What is Epadel (Ethyl Icosapentate) used for?
Note that this product is manufactured in Japan and does not contain any English documentation.
Epadel (Ethyl Icosapentate) is a type of omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil prescribed along with a balanced diet and regular exercise to reduce elevated levels of triglycerides in the blood. The medication operates by reducing the amount of triglycerides produced in the body to improve health and reduce the chances of a heart attack. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Epadel (Ethyl Icosapentate)?
Strictly follow your physician's instructions while using Epadel (Ethyl Icosapentate) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One sachet is normally administered once or twice each day, but the best regimen will be determined by your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. The contents of the sachet should be mixed into a glass of water and consumed along with a meal to prevent triglyceride production. Ask your physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Epadel (Ethyl Icosapentate)?
Although Epadel (Ethyl Icosapentate) will not usually cause side effects when administered correctly, some patients may experience some unusual symptoms such as:
Immediately stop using the medication and contact your physician if you experience any unusual or worrying symptoms being especially cautious about signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in more serious cases.
Do not use Epadel (Ethyl Icosapentate) if you are allergic to soy, peanuts, or if the patient being treated is a child. Also disclose if you are taking any medications to prevent blood clotting, if you have a high risk of excessive bleeding, diabetes, decreased liver function, or decreased kidney function as these conditions may require adjustments to your regimen to prevent unexpected health problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Epadel (Ethyl Icosapentate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.