FISH OIL DOSING

All dosing is for ADULTS unless otherwise specified
PRICING INFO


Drug Dosage form Dosing Generic/Price Food / Other
Epanova®

Omega-3-carboxylic acid

NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
Capsule
  • 1 gram
  • Contains multiple omega-3 fatty acids with DHA and EPA being the most abundant
Severe hypertriglyceridemia (≥ 500 mg/dl)
  • Dosing: 2 - 4 grams once daily
  • Max: 4 grams once daily
  • See precautions for dosing in kidney and liver disease
NO/? FOOD
  • May take without regard to food

OTHER
  • Do not break, crush, dissolve, or chew capsule
  • In trials, triglyceride levels were rechecked after 12 weeks

Drug Dosage form Dosing Generic/Price Food / Other
Lovaza®

Omega-3-acid ethyl esters
Capsule
  • 1 gram
  • Each capsule contains ∼ 465 mg of EPA and 375 mg of DHA
Severe hypertriglyceridemia (≥ 500 mg/dl)
  • Dosing: 4 grams a day
  • Max: 4 grams a day
  • May take once daily or in 2 divided doses
  • See precautions for dosing in kidney and liver disease
YES/$$ FOOD
  • May take without regard to food

OTHER
  • Do not break, crush, dissolve, or chew capsule
  • In trials, triglyceride levels were rechecked after 6 or 16 weeks

Drug Dosage form Dosing Generic/Price Food / Other
Omtryg®

Omega-3-acid ethyl esters

NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
Capsule
  • 1.2 gram
  • Each capsule contains ∼ 465 mg of EPA and 375 mg of DHA
Severe hypertriglyceridemia (≥ 500 mg/dl)
  • Dosing: 4 capsules a day
  • Max: 4 capsules a day
  • May take once daily or in 2 divided doses
  • See precautions for dosing in kidney and liver disease
NO/? FOOD
  • Take with food

OTHER
  • Do not break, crush, dissolve, or chew capsules
  • In trials, triglyceride levels were rechecked after 12 weeks of therapy

Drug Dosage form Dosing Generic/Price Food / Other
Vascepa®

Icosapent ethyl
Capsule
  • 1 gram
  • Each capsule contains 1000 mg of EPA
Severe hypertriglyceridemia (≥ 500 mg/dl)
  • Dosing: 2 grams twice a day
  • Max: 2 grams twice a day
  • See precautions for dosing in kidney and liver disease
NO/$$$$ FOOD
  • Take with food

OTHER
  • Do not break, crush, dissolve, or chew capsule
  • In trials, triglyceride levels were rechecked after 12 weeks