What is Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)?

Category: Supplements


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Eicosapentaenoic acid, EPA is an omega-3 fatty acid that improves the prognosis of chronic inflammatory diseases, useful in the prevention of atherosclerosis, the treatment of coronary heart disease, and the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases including malignancy.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 2 1
Support immune health 2 1
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 0
Anoxic brain injury 1 0
High cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) 1 1
Increased lipids in blood (hyperlipidemia) 1 0

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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently taking Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)

Dosage Patients
230 mg daily 1
250 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 2
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)


Currently taking Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).