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Can I use Vascepa if I am breastfeeding?

Talk to your doctor about using Vascepa (icosapent ethyl), a prescription fish oil treatment for high triglycerides, while breastfeeding. He or she can help you consider the potential risks and benefits of this as well as other treatment options. While omega-3 esters, such as Vascepa, have been found to pass through a mother's system into breast milk, experts do not yet know what effect this has on nursing children.

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