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Eicosapentaenoic acid information from DrugsUpdate  

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Eicosapentaenoic acid, an essential fatty acid, is indicated for the treatment and management of depression, borderline personality disorders and symptoms of postmenopausal symptoms including hot flashes. Eicosapentaenoic acid is also indicated for wound healing and to reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack and thrombosis.

Pharmacodynamics

Eicosapentaenoic acid can prevent blood clotting and symptoms of inflammation including edema and pain.

Pharmacokinetics

No information available

Eicosapentaenoic acid Indications / Eicosapentaenoic acid Uses

No information available

Eicosapentaenoic acid Adverse Reactions / Eicosapentaenoic acid Side Effects

In recommended doses, Eicosapentaenoic acid is likely safe. However, Eicosapentaenoic acid may cause diarrhoea, nausea, skin rashes, epistaxis, belching and heartburn in some patients.

Precautions

Eicosapentaenoic acid is contraindicated in patients with aspirin-sensitivity and patients on anti-hypertensive therapy.

Special Precautions

No information available

Other Drug Interactions

Eicosapentaenoic acid may interact with anti-hypertensive drugs, anticoagulants, anti-platelet drugs, calcium-channel blockers, anticoagulants, aspirin, clopidogrel and NSAIDs.

Other Interactions

No information available

Dosage

Eicosapentaenoic acid is generally prescribed with docosahexaenoic acid. The recommended dosage of Eicosapentaenoic acid is 563 mg.


For treatment of depression (Adults):


One gram of EPA, twice dailyFor treatment of borderline personality disorder (Adults):


One gram of EPA, up to eight weeks.
For treatment of postmenopausal symptoms:
Consider administration of 500 mg of ethyl-EPA, thrice daily for 8 weeks.

Food(before/after)

No information available

List of Contraindications

Eicosapentaenoic acid and Pregnancy

Not classified under USFDA Pregnancy Category. In recommended doses, Eicosapentaenoic acid is likely safe among pregnant women.

Eicosapentaenoic acid and Lactation

In recommended doses, Eicosapentaenoic acid is likely safe among lactating mothers. Nursing mothers should consult a physician before taking Eicosapentaenoic acid.

Eicosapentaenoic acid and Children

Eicosapentaenoic acid should not be used in children unless prescribed by a pediatrician

Eicosapentaenoic acid and Geriatic

No information available

Eicosapentaenoic acid and Other Contraindications

No information available

Storage

No information available

Lab interference

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