Omacor - a drug for the prevention of atherosclerosis.
Anti-sclerotic effect of the drug is due to the content of polyunsaturated fatty acids omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid - the active ingredients help to reduce the level of triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein.
Lipoproteins - a proteinaceous compound, the major cholesterol carriers bloodstream and triglycerides - a type of fat contained in the blood. It was found that elevated levels of triglycerides and lipoprotein - a direct threat to the health of the heart, one of the main causes of cardiovascular diseases, including atherosclerosis. The level of lipoprotein and triglycerides, for many reasons, including: lack of exercise, eating high-calorie foods and alcohol, thyroid dysfunction, kidney disease, etc.
Use of Omacor can prevent the development of multiple sclerosis, stroke and heart attack, reduce the likelihood of death in these diseases.
The closest analogue of the composition of Omacor - a preparation of omega-3 triglycerides.
Indications for use of Omacor
The drug is successfully used for the prevention of heart attack: Omacor prescribed in combination with ACE inhibitors, statins, antiplatelet drugs, beta-blockers.
A lot of good reviews about Omacor applied in endogenous hypertriglyceridemia. Thus if the disease is diagnosed type IV can only take Omacor, if the patient is found hypertriglyceridemia type IIb or III, and at the same time has a high level of triglycerides, further prescribed statins.
Omacor Guide: how to use
For the prevention of myocardial Omacor take one tablet a day.
When hypertriglyceridemia drug early in treatment taking two tablets per day. If the dosage would be ineffective, it is possible to increase twice and take 4 tablets a day.
The average duration of treatment is rather difficult to specify, it depends on many factors.
For this reason, it is not recommended to take Omacor Omacor and analogue alone, without a prescription.
After applying Omacor may be felt nausea, abdominal pain, dizziness, dry nose, headache.
The drug can cause gastritis, gastrointestinal bleeding, rashes, rosacea, urticaria and erythema of the skin.
There are reviews of Omacor, cause the patient to liver dysfunction, increased liver enzymes, reduced pressure, increased insulin requirements.
Omacor should not be prescribed according to the instructions for pregnant women, patients with exogenous hypertriglyceridemia, and during lactation, in case of hypersensitivity to the components of the drug.
Patients with severe hepatic impairment, severe injury or undergone surgery before the age of 18 or older than 70 years should take Omacor under medical supervision.
Precautions combine medication with fibrates, oral anticoagulants.