Omacor Capsules 1000mg - Each capsule contains the active ingredients eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) ethyl esters. These substances are called omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Omacor has been shown to have a protective effect on the heart following a heart attack, and lowers the levels of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood. What is Omacor used for?
In combination with other medicines, for treatment after a heart attack to reduce the risk of further heart attacks and improve overall survival. To treat high levels of triglyceride in the blood of certain patients, but only after changes to the diet have been ineffective How to take Omacor Capsule 1000mg :
Treatment after a heart attack the usual dose is one capsule daily. Hypertriglyceridaemia (high blood triglyceride levels) The usual dose is 2 to 4 capsules a day as recommended by a doctor. Take the capsules with water. You may take the capsules at meal times to help reduce gastrointestinal side effects. The duration of treatment will be decided by your doctor. Omacor should not be given to children. If you miss a dose, take it when you remember unless it is almost time for your next dose, in which case take the next dose as usual. Do not increase the dose to make up for missed doses. It is unlikely for anyone to receive an overdose. Accidental overdose is unlikely to need special treatment.
Before taking Omacor Capsules 1000mg - If you are allergic to Omacor or to any of the ingredients in the capsules you should not take Omacor. You should ask your doctor before taking Omacor if:
- You are taking anticoagulant medication (drugs to thin the blood such as warfarin);
- If you have liver disease
- You have had surgery or suffered a trauma recently
- You are over 70 years of age
- You suffer from a renal disease
- You are diabetic and your condition is not controlled.
If you are in any doubt, ask your pharmacist or doctor for advice.
If you are taking anticoagulant medication (drugs to thin the blood such as warfarin) you may need additional blood tests and adjustment of your usual anticoagulant dose. If you have problems with your liver your doctor will monitor any effects Omacor may have on your liver with blood tests. Omacor should not be used during pregnancy and breast-feeding unless absolutely necessary.
You should carefully read all product packaging and labels prior to use
Omacor Capsule 1000mg is usually well tolerated but it may cause some side effects. In the list of possible side effects given below, we give an indication of how likely it is that you will get these side effects: ‘common’ means less than one in ten patients may experience this side effect; ‘uncommon’ means less than one in a hundred; ‘rarely’ means less than one in a thousand; and ‘very rarely’ means less than one in ten thousand patients.
Common – indigestion and nausea.