Thursday, July 12, 2007

Prescription fish oil

Prescription fish oil (Omacor) is approved in the U.S. for treatment of patients with very high triglyceride levels. In some other countries it is also approved for secondary prevention following myocardial infarction.

A review of prescription omega-3 fatty acids in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy addresses both indications as well as issues relating to safety, tolerability, drug interactions and the use of non-prescription (supplement) forms of fish oil.

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