Omega-3 fatty acids (Fish Oils)

Régine Béliard, Pharm.D., Simeon Margolis, M.D.
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  • Hypertriglyceridemia - as an adjuct to diet to reduce triglycerides levels in adults with severe (≥500 mg/dL) triglyceride hypertriglyceridemia.


  • Limited data to support prevention of CVD in patients at high cardiovascular disease risk.[1]
  • Some data to support prevention of CVD in patients with prior CVD, although treatment does not reduce the incidence of recurrent nonfatal MI.[1]
  • Prevention of arrhythmias[6]

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Last updated: February 3, 2019