VASCEPA has an established safety profile
VASCEPA has been studied in multiple trials and has been available for prescription since 2013.
As with all medications, before you begin treatment, it’s important to talk to your doctor about possible side effects. Here are a few key points to help guide your conversation.
Other medications + VASCEPA
You might already be taking medications to manage CV risk factors. In clinical trials, patients taking VASCEPA were also taking other common CV medicines, such as blood-thinning medications (e.g., aspirin) and antihypertensives (beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, and ARBs). If you take medicines that affect your blood clotting (anticoagulants or blood thinners), your doctor will want to monitor you. Serious bleeding can happen in people who take VASCEPA. Your risk of bleeding may increase if you are also taking blood thinner medicine.
VASCEPA is FDA-approved to be taken with your statin.