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If you are taking icosapent ethyl, tell your healthcare provider about all other medications, vitamins, or supplements you are taking. Having this information can help minimize your risk for potentially serious drug interactions with icosapent ethyl. Combining it with products like aspirin, ibuprofen, or warfarin may cause serious side effects like dangerous internal bleeding.

An Overview of Icosapent Ethyl Interactions

Icosapent ethyl (Vascepa™) may react with a number of other products. Specifically, icosapent ethyl can interact with medications that "thin" the blood (anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs), such as:
    • Alteplase (Activase®)
    • Reteplase (Retavase®)
    • Streptokinase (Streptase®)
    • Tenecteplase (TNKase®)
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