What is Icosapent Ethyl?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Vascepa


Icosapent ethyl is a synthetic form of a specific omega-3 fatty acid. This agent is used to help lower levels of triglycerides, a type of fat that can be found in the blood.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Icosapent Ethyl

Side effect Patients
Fishy taste 1


Based on patients currently taking Icosapent Ethyl

Dosage Patients
1 g twice daily 1
1,000 mg twice daily 1


Currently taking Icosapent Ethyl

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Icosapent Ethyl after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Omega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters (Lovaza) 2
Omega 3 Fish Oil (NatureMade Omega 3 Fish Oil) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Icosapent Ethyl.