"Omacor": indications, analogues
The active substance of the drug "Omacor" contribute to the reduction in triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein. Protein compounds lipoproteins are the main carriers of cholesterol. Triglycerides – a type of fat found in the blood. Elevated levels of these substances is a direct threat to the health of the heart and one of the main causes of cardiovascular diseases, including atherosclerosis. "Omacor" is prescribed to prevent the development of heart attack, in endogenous hypertriglyceridemia. For the prevention of heart attack drug taking one pill a day. For the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia means prescribed two tablets per day. The duration of intake of the drug and its analogues, and the daily dosage should install a doctor.
If the dose of the drug will be ineffective, it increases two times.
After the use of "Omacor" may be nausea, abdominal pain, dry nose, dizziness, headache. May develop gastritis, bleeding in the digestive tract, the skin may appear rash, rosacea, urticaria. If the pharmacy "Omacor" is missing or at the time of his admission there unwanted consequences, replace it with analogs, after consultation with the doctor. Self-medication can be dangerous to your health. The only close analogue of the drug on the active substance - drug "omega-3 triglycerides".
How to take the drug "omega-3 triglycerides"
"Omega-3 triglycerides" take with food. In secondary prevention of myocardial infarction drink 1 capsule a day. When taking hypertriglyceridemia the initial dose to 2 capsules per day, in the absence of therapeutic effect, the daily dose was increased to four capsules. When taking high doses increases bleeding time, so you need medical supervision for patients taking anticoagulant drugs also. In this case you may need correction of the daily amount of anticoagulants.
In patients with liver failure requires regular monitoring of liver function.
For reviews medicine may cause the following side effects: reflux or eructation with smell or taste of the fish, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, bloating or constipation. In some cases, possible allergic reactions, the skin can appear acne, eczema, possible moderate increase in liver enzymes. "Omacor" and "omega-3 triglycerides" is contraindicated in hypersensitivity, exogenous hypertriglyceridemia, as well as during pregnancy, lactation. It is not recommended to take the drug simultaneously with fibrates.