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Join us in fighting heart disease

About the program

Amarin is encouraging people who have already had a heart attack or stroke to learn about their risk–and talk with their healthcare provider about the right treatment for their individual condition.


Many patients who have already had a heart attack are up to 50% more likely to have another cardiovascular (CV) event (such as heart attack or stroke) or heart procedure within only 1 year.

Whether you’re someone who has experienced a CV event personally, you know a friend or loved one who's been affected, or you’re a caregiver or healthcare professional, we are asking everyone to act now and use #RaiseARedFlag to bring attention to this important matter. Don’t wait for another CV event. Act now for yourself and for your loved ones, and talk with your healthcare provider about your individual risk. #RaiseARedFlag


Post to your profile and use the hashtag #RaiseARedFlag to help spread the word! Include the link RaiseARedFlag.com to share more helpful information about heart disease, to find a healthcare provider, and to schedule an appointment either in-person or via a telehealth visit.

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Getting started on social media

Join the movement on social media. Use the following as a starting point for your own social media post to start creating awareness:

Example social media post

I am proud to #RaiseARedFlag to bring awareness to such an important issue. Join the movement and #actnow! For more information, visit www.RaiseARedFlag.com

URLs, hashtags, and accounts to tag




Graphics to download

Download graphics to include with your social media post:

profile picture

Twibbon: A profile picture frame

Click download above; log in to your Twitter and Facebook accounts and select the 'add to Twitter' or 'add to Facebook' buttons for automatic profile upload.

Raise a Red Flag logo

#RaiseARedFlag graphic

Include with your social media post.

Why we chose a Red Flag. To raise a red flag means:


A red flag is a well-known signal indicating potential or imminent danger or trouble.

Heart health

For patients, a red flag means to raise awareness that once a patient—or a loved one—had a heart attack or stroke, their risk of another cardiovascular event is substantially higher.




VASCEPA is a prescription medicine used:

  • along with certain medicines (statins) to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and certain types of heart issues requiring hospitalization in adults with heart (cardiovascular) disease, or diabetes and 2 or more additional risk factors for heart disease.
  • along with a low-fat and low-cholesterol diet to lower high levels of triglycerides (fats) in adults.

It is not known if VASCEPA changes your risk of having inflammation of your pancreas (pancreatitis).
It is not known if VASCEPA is safe and effective in children.



  • Do not take VASCEPA if you are allergic to icosapent ethyl or any of the ingredients in VASCEPA.

What are the possible side effects of VASCEPA?
VASCEPA may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter). Heart rhythm problems which can be serious and cause hospitalization have happened in people who take VASCEPA, especially in people who have heart (cardiovascular) disease or diabetes with a risk factor for heart (cardiovascular) disease, or who have had heart rhythm problems in the past. Tell your doctor if you get any symptoms of heart rhythm problems such as feeling as if your heart is beating fast and irregular, lightheadedness, dizziness, shortness of breath, chest discomfort or you faint.
  • Possible allergic reactions if you are allergic to fish or shellfish. Stop taking VASCEPA and tell your doctor right away or get emergency medical help if you have any signs or symptoms of an allergic reaction.
  • Bleeding. Serious bleeding can happen in people who take VASCEPA. Your risk of bleeding may increase if you are also taking a blood thinner medicine.
If you have liver problems and are taking VASCEPA, your doctor should do blood tests during treatment.
The most common side effects of VASCEPA include:
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Swelling of the hands, legs, or feet
  • Constipation
  • Gout
  • Heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation)
These are not all the possible side effects of VASCEPA. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report adverse events (i.e. side effects) or product complaints by contacting AmarinConnect at 1-855-VASCEPA (1-855-827-2372), emailing [email protected], or calling the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Tell your doctor if you take medicines that affect your blood clotting (anticoagulants or blood thinners).

For more information on VASCEPA, click here to see the full Patient Information or call 1-855-VASCEPA (1-855-827-2372).