Epadel (Ethyl Icosapentate)
What is Epadel (Ethyl Icosapentate) used for?
Note that this product is produced in Japan and does not contain English instructions.
Epadel (Ethyl Icosapentate) is an omega-3 fatty acid derived from fish oil that is prescribed along with a balanced diet and regular exercise to aid weight loss. The medication reduces the production of triglycerides in the body to improve general health and reduce the chances of a cardiac condition such as heart disease or a heart attack. Your doctor may use it for other unlisted purposes, as well.
How should I use Epadel (Ethyl Icosapentate)?
Epadel (Ethyl Icosapentate) is normally taken twice each day at a dosage of one premeasured sachet each application, but the best regimen will be determined by your doctor based on your weight, age, current health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. The doses should be taken by mixing the contents of the sachet into a glass of water and consuming it along with a meal to prevent triglyceride production. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine prior to administration to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Epadel (Ethyl Icosapentate)?
When used correctly Epadel (Ethyl Icosapentate) will not cause side effects in most patients. Unusual symptoms that may occur in some user are:
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any unusual symptoms that worry you or become intense. Be especially aware of any signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, unusual swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in more serious cases.
Epadel (Ethyl Icosapentate) should not be used by patients who are allergic to soy, peanuts, or patients who are young children. It is also recommended to inform your doctor if you are taking medications to prevent blood clotting, if you have diabetes, a bleeding disorder, decreased kidney function, or decreased liver function. These conditions may require lowered doses or frequency of administration to prevent potential health problems that may appear.
Strictly use Epadel (Ethyl Icosapentate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Epadel (Ethyl Icosapentate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.