I use this newly FDA approved drug at 2g and previously tried Plusepa and Krill oil to lower my triglycerides and ease the muscle pain I have by taking atorvastatin. I also tried OTC Niacin at 750mg and COQ-10 and all I was able to gain was a case of reflux. I stopped taking all the supplements and the reflux went away but not the dull ache from the statin. Then I heard about this new prescription drug Vascepa. After educating my cardiologist he gave me a prescription and I started this drug in June. Within 3 weeks I was virtually ache free and could lift weights and I am now working out 3 days and sometimes 5 days per week. Pain free and my entire cholesterol profile is down on average 9% since my last test and even down compared to a year's worth of tests. My Cardiologist let me know that if my test results remain the same on my next visit he will lower my statin dose to the lowest level. It has taken over 2 years to get there and adding Vascepa did the trick.
Vascepa is a highly purified and prescription grade drug made from fish oil. It is unlike Lovaza and contains no DHA or other acids. Vascepa (icosapent ethyl) capsules are the first FDA approved EPA only Omega-3 fatty acid. Vascepa is a prescription medicine, used along with a low-fat and low-cholesterol diet, to lower high triglycerides (fats). You can read more about Vascepa by visiting their website. Unlike Lovaza and other fish oil supplements Vascepa does not increase LDL Cholesterol or carry Afib warnings. Vascepa side effects are comparable to a placebo. View Thread