Omega-3 Carboxylic Acids (Epanova®): A Review of Its Use in Patients with Severe Hypertriglyceridemia

  title={Omega-3 Carboxylic Acids (Epanova{\textregistered}): A Review of Its Use in Patients with Severe Hypertriglyceridemia},
  author={Hannah A. Blair and Sohita Dhillon},
  journal={American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs},
Omega-3 carboxylic acids (Epanova®) [OM3-CA] is the first free fatty acid form of long-chain marine omega-3 fatty acids (eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid being the most abundant) to be approved by the US FDA as an adjunct to diet to lower triglyceride levels in patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia (≥500 mg/dL). Oral OM3-CA has greater bioavailability than ethyl ester forms of omega-3 and, unlike omega-3 acid ethyl esters, does not require co-ingestion of a high-fat meal, as… 

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