new Rx Vascepa (vas-EE-puh, icosapent ethyl) will compete with Lovaza and fish oil supplements for lowering triglycerides

The new Rx Vascepa (vas-EE-puh, icosapent ethyl) will compete with Lovaza and fish oil supplements for lowering triglycerides.

Vascepa contains only EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)...instead of both EPA and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) like Lovaza and most supplements.

EPA alone doesn't increase LDL like EPA/DHA combos can...but it seems a little less effective for lowering triglycerides (TGs).

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