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Are there any potential side effects of vascepa?

Yes, there can be potential side effects associated with Vascepa, a prescription medication used to help reduce triglyceride levels in adult patients. According to the Vascepa label information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [1], some of the common side effects include:

1. Joint pain
2. Back pain
3. Indigestion
4. Increased ALT and AST (liver function test abnormalities)

Additionally, [2] states that, while uncommon, some serious side effects have been reported during Vascepa clinical trials. These include:

1. Atrial fibrillation or flutter (rapid, irregular heartbeat)
2. Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)

It is important to note that patients should consult their healthcare provider for a full list of potential side effects and to discuss any concerns. Additionally, patients should immediately report any serious side effects to their healthcare provider.

[1] U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). "Vascepa (icosapent ethyl) capsules, for oral use."
[2] "Vascepa (Icosapent Ethyl) - Patent Expiration & Drug Sales Data."

Follow-up:   What are common Vascepa side effects? Can Vascepa interactions cause side effects? Should I report mild side effects of Vascepa?

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