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Brand name: Omacor

Omacor is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) omega-3-acid ethyl esters-90. On this page you will find out more about Omacor, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: omega-3-acid ethyl esters-90

Information for medicine and pack size:
Omacor 1 g soft capsule, 28

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Post Myocardial Infarction: Adjuvant treatment in secondary prevention after myocardial infarction, in addition to other standard therapy (e.g., statins, antiplatelet medicinal products, beta- blockers, ACE inhibitors). 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.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Transparent, oblong (size 20) soft gelatin capsule, light yellow oil fill.

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Dosage Form Capsule, soft
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
100: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
28: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Do not Freeze,Do not Refrigerate,Protect from Light
Life time 30 Months
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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