Epadel S900(Ethyl icosapentate) contains a synthesized derivative of a type of omega-3 fatty acid which is found in fish oil. It is used to lower TG (triglyceride) levels in adults affected by hypertriglyceridemia. Physicians have also prescribed as an adjunct to treatment with other medicines for patients affected by hypercholesterolemia and other similar conditions. This medicine`s mode of action involves reducing triglyceride production by the body.
In addition to treatment with this medication, patients may be told to eat a healthy diet, to lose weight, stop smoking, exercise more frequently and consume less alcoholic beverages. Recently, this product has attracted the attention of psychiatrists, due to reports that it may have benefits if used in patients affected by schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression.
Dosage and AdministrationPatients must take Epadel S900(Ethyl icosapentate) in strict accordance with the dosage instructions given by the physician providing medical treatment. This medicine comes in the form of sachets, which are designed to make it easier for the patient to administer. Take the correct amount as directed by your physician, and continue treatment for as long as your physician sees it to be necessary.
Side effectsThe most commonly reported side effects of Epadel (Ethyl icosapentate) include painful joints and a sore throat. Other side effects may also occur. You will need medical care immediately if any serious side effects occur.
PrecautionsPatients who suffer from an allergy to fish or shellfish must inform their physician before starting treatment with this medicine, as there is a possibility that it may not be suitable for them.
You must comply with any dietary or exercise instructions that your physician gives you.