| Epadel S300
| Ethyl icosapentate
| Mochida Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.
*Please note: The product packaging is available in Japanese language only.
What is Epadel S300?
Epadel containing the active ingredient ethyl icosapentate is a type of omega 3 fatty acid that is considered an antilipemic or lipid regulating agent. The medication works by decreasing the amount of triglycerides produced in the body. It can be used along with a low fat low cholesterol diet, a proper exercise program and weight loss to lower fats in the blood.
How is Epadel S300 used?
Epadel is usually taken orally 2 times per day or as directed by a doctor. To prevent an upset stomach, the capsules should be taken with a meal along with a glass of water or milk. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy. Swallow the capsules whole and not dissolved, crushed, chewed or split.
Patients using Epadel may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Joint pain
- Trouble breathing
- Sore throat
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Epadel S300 is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.