Omega-3 triglycerides


Full Generic Medicine Info
Dosage/Direction for Use

Oral
Hypertriglyceridaemia
Adult: As a preparation containing 17% eicosapentaenoic acid and 11.5% docosahexaenoic acid: 5 g bid. As a preparation containing 46% eicosapentaenoic acid and 38% docosahexaenoic acid: 2-4 g daily.

Oral
Secondary prophylaxis of myocardial infarction
Adult: As a preparation of omega-3 acid ethyl esters containing 46% eicosapentaenoic acid and 38% docosahexaenoic acid: 1 g daily.
Administration
Should be taken with food.
Special Precautions
Haemorrhagic disorders or those receiving anticoagulants or other drugs that have antithrombotic activity; asthmatic patients sensitive to aspirin. Monitor hepatic function in patients with hepatic impairment, especially if receiving high doses.
Adverse Reactions
GI disturbances, including nausea, eructation, vomiting, abdominal distension, diarrhoea and constipation. Acne and eczema. Moderate increases in hepatic transaminases in patients with hypertriglyceridaemia.
Action
The omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid are long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which compete with arachidonic acid for inclusion in cyclo-oxygenase and lipoxygenase pathways. Their actions include hypolipidaemic action (especially a reduction in plasma triglycerides) by reducing very-low-density lipoproteins; anti-inflammatory action, attributed to effects on leukotriene synthesis; and antiplatelet effect, attributed to effects on prostanoid synthesis, which promote vasodilatation, reduction in platelet aggregation, increased bleeding time and decreased platelet counts.
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