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How can I minimize the side effects of Vascepa?

To minimize side effects of Vascepa (icosapent ethyl), a prescription fish oil treatment for high triglycerides, give your doctor a complete medical history before you start taking it. Let him or her know about all your other medications (prescription and over-the-counter), as well as any supplements you take.

Once you're on Vascepa, take it as directed. Don't chew or break the capsules; take them whole. Report bothersome or persistent side effects to your doctor so they can be addressed early. If you have liver problems, your doctor may monitor you during treatment to be sure your liver issues don't worsen.

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