Treating patients who have very high triglyceride levels. It is used in addition to a low-fat diet.
Lovaza is a lipid-regulating agent. Exactly how it works is not known. It may decrease the production of triglycerides in the liver.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Lovaza . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Lovaza . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Lovaza may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Lovaza as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions:
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Lovaza .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Back pain; burping; flu-like symptoms (eg, fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness); taste changes; upset stomach.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); changes in vision; chest pain; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; numbness of an arm or leg; severe stomach pain; signs of infection (eg, fever, chills, or persistent sore throat); sudden shortness of breath; sudden, severe headache, vomiting, dizziness, or fainting.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Lovaza :
Store Lovaza at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Do not freeze. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Lovaza out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Lovaza . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.