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Fish oil Prescription-Lovaza. Does anybody take this?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by ggingues, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    If so, what is the difference between this and Fish Oil you would get at a Health Food store?

    thanks in advance for any feedback!
     
  2. August59

    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

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    I took it for about 3 years due to my triglycerides were stubbornly elevated and I could not tolerate statins and didn't want to take them anyway. My triglycerides had been as high as 403 at one time, but generally stayed around 325 - 350 prior to Lovaza. After about 6 months on Lovaza they dropped to 250 to 275 (still too high), but didn't want anymore medication plus wanted the benefits of fish oil.

    I quit taking the Lovaza about 3 months ago as the prescription ran out along with my insurance. I've noticed some changes, but can't contribute them to quitting the Lovaza until I resume taking some type of fish oil.

    As far as the difference between Lovaza and commercially available fish oil is that I have no clue. Lovaza is Omega 3 ethyl esthers, which doesn't mean anything to me. My prescrition was for 4 grams a day, but i generally took only 3 grams. It never affected my LDL levels, liver test or caused an upset stomach.

    The only comment that I can make is that it is not enteric coated, but it had no fishy after taste or burps.

    Lovaza was covered by my insurance at the time, but was a Tier 2 which cost me $80 for a 90-day supply. It was a fair price for what I felt like was a high grade of fish oil.

    If you have any more questions I'll certainly try to answer them
     
  3. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Thanks for your feedback!
     

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