VASCEPA: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Hypertriglyceridemia “Insurance made me switch from Lovaza to Vascepa. Lovaza effectively lower by blood triglycerides and increased my HDL. Insurance co steps in and stated I should have been on Vascepa first as a step program. Went on it and found out my triglycerides went up dramatically and HDL went down. All the Beni fits of Lovaza went out the window. Vascepa cost more than Lovaza marketed by Teva. Vascepa contains only EPA. Lovaza contains both EPA and D-HAWAII.Essentially Big Pharma put me at risk for coronary heart disease. I am now on an older drug Lopid which for years has been shown to be effective in lowering triglycerides and increasing HDLs. Also both Vascepa and Lovaza over time increase LDL, the “bad” cholesterol. Bottom line is that both products can produce potential harm.I am a nutritional scientist who received NIH grants to study blood lipids. Just a warning that patients need to be careful when there insurance company gets involved- it’s all about the money.”

Dennu January 27, 2018

For Hypertriglyceridemia “I am 39 yrs old and have had triglyceride and cholesterol problems since my 20’s. I tried multiple statins and experienced muscle pain side effects with them all. One year ago I was prescribed vescepa with lipitor (my 3rd try). I now have no side effects of lipitor and my triglycerides are much lower as well as my cholesterol. After about 6 months I started experiencing symptoms of low blood pressure. I have been on blood pressure medication for over 15 yrs due to high BP. What I found is that I no longer needed it BP meds to keep my BP at 120/80 or less and I can only attribute the change to the vescepa and lipitor combo because my shiftwork lifestyle hasn’t changed as well as my other bad habits of eating.”

New Heart January 24, 2018

For Hypertriglyceridemia “Two months of taking 4 grams a day, and my triglycerides went from 500 +down to 125. Incredible response, no noticeable side effects. I’ll be staying on this medication for the next 6 months, and I will provide further details at the end of the dosage period.”

The Anonymouse (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 20, 2018

For Hypertriglyceridemia “I have been on this medicine for about 8 months. After the first week I experienced muscle pain in legs and ankles. I started taking 200 mg’s of CoQ10 daily and I have no more aches anywhere.I highly recommend CoQ10 with Vascepa”

Jay A (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 1, 2017

For Hypertriglyceridemia “I went to see a physician at a clinic for sleep apnea,During this visit he placed a prescription for vascepa in my paperwork. He never even discussed it with me. He never did any blood work on me and I wondered how he knew what my triglyceride were. Long story, short. After filling the script and reading the brochure I figured that it was simply like taking a vitamin . No harm done, right? Wrong. After taking this for about three weeks I started having terrible backaches. I could barely walk, turn etc.I told the doctors nurse that I thought that it was the Vascepa and she said that was impossible she accused me of using abusive language and hung up the phone on me. This was a horrible experience. 1.Severe backache 2.terrible staff.”

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) July 18, 2017

For Hypertriglyceridemia “Triglycerides 515, so doctor put me on Vascepa because I was concerned about muscle weakness with statin rx use. Took Vascepa for one month and I have constant generalized joint pain. I have arthritis, but the pain was manageable until I took Vascepa. I am not taking it anymore. Plus Medicare will not cover it and even with the Vascepa drug discount program it cost me $74 for a one month supply of 1gram twice a day.”

RobW# May 25, 2017

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