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Is it safe to take Vascepa during pregnancy?

Vascepa (icosapent ethyl), a prescription fish oil treatment for high triglycerides, has not been adequately studied in pregnant women. Let your doctor know if you are pregnant, suspect you may be pregnant or may become pregnant. Some animal studies suggest that fish oil taken during pregnancy can cause birth defects or even be fatal to a developing fetus. Discuss with your doctor whether the potential benefits of using Vascepa during pregnancy outweigh the potential risks.

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