Treating patients who have very high triglyceride levels. It is used in addition to a low-fat diet.

Omega-3-acid ethyl esters is a lipid-regulating agent. Exactly how it works is not known. It may decrease the production of triglycerides in the liver.

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  • Lovaza and Omtryg
  • Incidence not known
    Cough
    difficulty swallowing
    dizziness
    fast heartbeat
    hives, itching, or skin rash
    puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
    tightness in the chest
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    Some omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

    More common
    Change in taste
    diarrhea
    difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
    difficulty with moving
    fever
    full or bloated feeling
    headache
    loss of taste
    muscle aches
    muscle pain or stiffness
    nausea
    pain in the joints
    pressure in the stomach
    sore throat
    stuffy or runny nose
    swelling of the abdominal or stomach area
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    vomiting
    Less common
    Abdominal or stomach pain or discomfort
    belching
    bloated or full feeling
    excess air or gas in the stomach
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