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Brand name: Omacor TM

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Active ingredients: omega-3-acid ethyl esters-90

What it is used for

Hypertriglyceridaemia: Endogenous hypertriglyceridaemia as a supplement to diet when dietary measures alone are insufficient to produce an adequate response. Treatment is indicated for the following types of dyslipidaemia (Fredrickson classification) only: -Type IV & V as monotherapy and with close monitoring of LDL-C levels. - Type IIb as add-on therapy to statins, when control of triglycerides with statins has been shown to be insufficient. Patients with higher baseline levels of triglycerides are more likely to exhibit a better response to Omacor. Omacor is not indicated in exogenous hypertriglyceridaemia (Type 1 hyperchylomicronaemia). There are insufficient data to support the use in patients with secondary endogenous hypertriglyceridaemia including patients with diabetes mellitus.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Do not Refrigerate
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 30 Months.

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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Transparent, oblong (size 20) soft gelatin capsule, light yellow oil fill.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient omega-3-acid ethyl esters-90

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)

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Reporting side effects

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You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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