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What is Lovaza used for?

Lovaza is prescribed to help lower levels of certain blood fat (triglyceride) and raise “good” cholesterol (HDL). In general, this drug is used after your blood fat levels have not been fully controlled by non-drug treatments (such as diet changes, exercise, decreasing alcohol intake, weight loss if overweight, controlling blood sugar if diabetic, and regulating your thyroid hormone levels).

Lovaza is also sometimes given to help prevent a heart attack or stroke in some people, but its effectiveness for this purpose is unknown.

You can buy Lovaza (Omega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters) online at My Drug Center. We have the Lovaza generic, called Omega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters, available for purchase as well.


How does Lovaza work?

Lovaza is a prescription medicine that contains two types of omega-3 fatty acids: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Omega-3 fatty acids are thought to work by reducing the amount of triglycerides and other fats made by the liver. They belong to a class of drugs called antilipemic or lipid-regulating agents.

Before taking Lovaza or the generic alternative, read all the instructions and paper work that given to you by your pharmacist. Take your Lovaza dosage orally once a day. Make sure you take it at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Omega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters dosage in your system. This medication should be taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. The Lovaza dosage that you take will depend on your condition and your age. Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not substitute other omega-3 fatty acids or fish oil products (such as nonprescription products, vitamins, supplements) for this product without talking with your doctor first. They may not contain the same amount and type of fatty acids. 


Lovaza or the generic may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking this this medication. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions especially those relating to blood clotting problems, an underactive thyroid, liver or pancreas problems, diabetes, an irregular heartbeat or other heart problems, and allergies to medicines, fish, or soy. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions or unwanted side effects of Omega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters.

Side Effects

Some Lovaza side effects include:

Upset stomach, burping, heartburn, development of a rash, constipation, vomiting, and alteration in taste

If any side effects of Omega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.


Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?

A: A relapse in symptoms may occur depending on the severity of the condition, and you may experience side effects. You should speak to your doctor before you stop taking this medication.


Q: What is the best dosage to take?

A: The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best Lovaza dosage for your treatment.


Q: What happens if I miss a dose?

A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose


Q: What is the best way to store this medication?

A: This medication should be stored at room temperature away from moisture and heat, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.


Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?

A: Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. It is uncertain if this drug can pass into the breast milk of nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.

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