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Does vascepa interact with hypertension medication?

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Based on the information available, there is no definitive evidence to suggest that Vascepa (icosapent ethyl) interacts with hypertension medication. However, it is always recommended to consult with a healthcare professional or pharmacist before starting any new medication or supplement, especially if you are currently taking other medications, as individual responses can vary.

Vascepa is a prescription medication approved to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and strokes, in certain patients with elevated triglyceride levels [1]. It contains icosapent ethyl, an omega-3 fatty acid.

When it comes to hypertension medication, there are several classes of drugs used to treat high blood pressure, including diuretics, beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, ARBs, and calcium channel blockers [2]. While Vascepa may have some effects on blood pressure due to its omega-3 fatty acid content [3], there is no specific information regarding its interaction with hypertension medication.

It is important to note that drug interactions can occur due to various factors, such as the active ingredients, formulation, dosage, and individual patient characteristics. Therefore, it is always best to consult a healthcare professional for personalized advice.

Sources:

1. "Vascepa (Icosapent Ethyl) Capsules, for Oral Use." DailyMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, <https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/fda/fdaDrugXsl.cfm?setid=2d3e46e2-9e3e-4a8d-a1f2-6d958a5a1a5b&type=display>.
2. "High Blood Pressure Medicines." Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 15 Jan. 2021, <https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/in-depth/high-blood-pressure-medicines/art-20046139>.
3. "Icosapent Ethyl: A Selective and Potent Inhibitor of Plasma and Hepatic Lipogenesis." Journal of Clinical Lipidology, U.S. National Library of Medicine, <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5806303/>.

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