OMACOR Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 021853/001.

Names and composition

"OMACOR" is the commercial name of a drug composed of OMEGA-3ACID ETHYL ESTERS.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
021853/001 OMACOR OMEGA-3ACID ETHYL ESTERS CAPSULE/ ORAL 1G

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
021853/001 OMACOR OMEGA-3ACID ETHYL ESTERS CAPSULE/ ORAL 1G

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Answered questions

Lovaza (formerly Omacor) vs Carlson Super Omega-3 fish oil?
I would appreciate doctor and phamacist imput not personal opinion. Thanks in advance. Asked by Delmy Cressey 2 months ago.

*Omacor: Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are found in oil from certain types of fish, vegetables, and other plant sources. These fatty acids are not made by the body and must be consumed in the diet. Omacor works by lowering the body's production of triglycerides. High levels of triglycerides can lead to coronary artery disease, heart disease, and stroke. Omacor is used together with diet and exercise to help lower triglyceride levels in the blood. *Omega-3 fish oil: According to Gaziano JM, et al., (2004). Primary and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease. In E Braunwald et al., eds., Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 7th ed., pp. 1057–1084. Philadelphia: Saunders, adding fish oils (omega-3 fatty acids) to your diet may lower triglyceride levels. The two basically do the same thing, however, the Rx strength medication might be a more powerful way of getting results if your doctor prescribed it rather than telling you to simply diet, exercise and use Omega-3 fish oil. You should still eat healthy and exercise in addition to taking either medication. Answered by Hilton Elling 2 months ago.


Omacor...?
Does anyone know if Omacor is different than other fish oil? My doctor said it was much better.... I can get the same thing at CVS or Walmart though.... Asked by Jessia Gertsch 2 months ago.

If you're using it for omega-3 supplemental needs, Omacor is much more efficient and potent (hence the need for RX) than OTC. The makers [Reliant RX, Pharm. Inc.] quote at least 30%, if not higher, efficiency and/or purity (for those concerned about trace amounts of mercury). If not for financial reasons (insurances may cover OTC of a high enough strength to be RX), then think about having to take more than one of the OTC supplements to equal Omacor - those pills are large and in charge. Answered by Twanna Castells 2 months ago.


Does anyone have any experience with Omacor and asperger's?
I just recently heard about this medication. A friends son is taking it to help with his asperger's syndrome and she feels it has helped him a lot. Has anyone else had any experience (positive or negative) with this drug? When did it become FDA approved? Asked by Rosa Frankford 2 months ago.

omacor is what hubby takes for chorlestral problems and it helps him and keeps it at bay I dont' know when it was aproved but good for him and does great. Answered by Darlene Bartleson 2 months ago.


What is the difference between Omacor and Fish Oil?
What is the difference between the prescription Omacor and the common dietary supplement called Fish Oil (that is fairly inexpensive)? Are they the same thing or not? Asked by Lilia Lincourt 2 months ago.

Omacor is actually FDA approved and has proven affects unlike the things you'll find on the shelf. Answered by Lashell Contino 2 months ago.


Will Illinois medicaid cover perscription drugs vytorin and omacor???
I have been fighting high triglycerides for over a yr now and the meds i take now are not working for me at all. At last test they where 1500.(SCARRY RIGHT) I also to boot have a heart defect called aordic stinoises. I had surgery for it at age 4. And my cholesterol is 270. Im so worried about this,I have done all... Asked by Buford Truxell 2 months ago.

I have been fighting high triglycerides for over a yr now and the meds i take now are not working for me at all. At last test they where 1500.(SCARRY RIGHT) I also to boot have a heart defect called aordic stinoises. I had surgery for it at age 4. And my cholesterol is 270. Im so worried about this,I have done all i can do with this. Hell these days if it says it will lower these i take it. I cant afford to pay for both drugs,i have even contacted the companys how make these to get help here. Thanks desperate in Illinois. Answered by Elva Herzig 2 months ago.

Well check the Illinois's Department Health & Social Services. Just go to a Walmart ,CVS OR Rite Aid phramacy and ask. These store have websites too. Answered by Etsuko Loewenthal 2 months ago.


Is omacor safe to be taken by people with normal health?
Asked by Kimbra Blenker 2 months ago.

If you're health why did your Doctor prescribe Omacor? Answered by Tempie Carmer 2 months ago.


Omacor: Is it available in Canada?
Omacor® is a new medication that consists of a high concentration of highly purified omega-3 fatty acid ethyl esters. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in November 2004, this new drug is used to treat hypertriglyceridemia and is meant to serve as an adjunctive therapy in addition to healthy eating... Asked by Ronald Drillock 2 months ago.

Omacor® is a new medication that consists of a high concentration of highly purified omega-3 fatty acid ethyl esters. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in November 2004, this new drug is used to treat hypertriglyceridemia and is meant to serve as an adjunctive therapy in addition to healthy eating habits, and the control of heart disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol levels. Hypertriglyceridemia is a condition in which triglyceride levels exceed 500 mg/dL and could be a precursor to serious heart disease if not properly addressed. This medication, which is manufactured by Pronova Biocare and Reliant Pharmaceuticals, was released on the US market in the fall of 2005. Answered by Stephen Lipham 2 months ago.

Yes it is available in Canada, this small article will help you out: Once-Daily Mesalamine Suppository (Canasa 1 g) for Ulcerative Proctitis On Nov. 9, the FDA approved a 1-g dose for mesalamine suppositories (Canasa, made by Axcan Pharma, Inc.) for the once-daily treatment of ulcerative proctitis. According to a company news release, the once-daily formulation is expected to increase convenience of use and compliance in patients using this rectal therapy. The product is approved for use in Canada, where it is marketed as Salofalk. Reviewed by Gary D. Vogin, MD Answered by Stephen Remeder 2 months ago.

Harvey's, most of the Cara and SIR corp places, as mentioned those are the bulk, and with regards to the first lady's answer that is almost a Manitoba original, you may also have regional chains that are exclusive to one province only, when I went to Alberta in the 1980's there KFC and Burger Kings were one outlet, and not the same BK I was use to in Ontario were I moved from. Answered by Dorethea Luckadoo 2 months ago.

Omacor Medication Answered by Karan Bisker 2 months ago.

Omacor is an Omega 3 (Fish oil) also known as PUFA (purified unsaturated fatty acid) for treatment of elevated tri glyceride. Answered by Aaron Obnegon 2 months ago.

Omacor is not mesalamine. It is esterified DHA/EPA for treating hypertriglyceridemia. Answered by Eden Vidales 2 months ago.


Is Omacor capsules Omega 3 fish oil?
what is it prescibed for, is four 1000Mg a day safe to take. Asked by Miguel Sankoh 2 months ago.

It depends more on the amount of EPA and DHA... those are the effective parts of fish oil. The typical recommended dose on a supplemental fish oil is 3 softgels that have 180 mg of EPA and 120 mg of DHA in each pill. Some recommend more, some recommend less, but that's a normal average. Some products even have a fish oil concentrate so there is more EPA and DHA, which means you can take les pills Normally, you don't need any particular name brand of fish oil as long as you get the right amount of EPA and DHA... and as long as the fish oil is molecularly distilled to remove any trace contaminants of heavy metals (which is common for any fish oil of good quality). Answered by Shenna Guirand 2 months ago.

Omacor Fish Oil Capsules Answered by Claudio Entler 2 months ago.


Is OMACOR 1000mg capsules (omega 3 fatty acid) good for normal peoples?
Asked by Clementina Faries 2 months ago.

just read an article in Readers Digest called "The Vitamin Hoax". It has been found that taking anything more than a daily multivitamin can actually be harmful. You may want to check that article out - it's in the November 2007 edition Answered by Gene Schoenwetter 2 months ago.

Ask your doctor, not idiots on yahoo trying to find something to do at 3am. Answered by Melvin Farell 2 months ago.


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