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Can Vascepa interact with other medicines?

Vascepa (icosapent ethyl), a prescription fish oil treatment for high triglycerides, may interact with medicines that affect blood clotting, such as anticoagulants or blood thinners. If you take Vascepa while you're on drugs that affect blood clotting, your bleeding time may be lengthened. However, in studies so far, bleeding time for people on that combination of drugs has stayed within normal limits. Be sure to let your doctor know about all your medications (prescription and over-the-counter), as well as any dietary supplements that you take. You may need to be monitored closely.

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