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Medications that "thin" the blood (known as anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs) can potentially cause drug interactions with omega-3-acid ethyl esters. Some of these medicines include aspirin, warfarin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and heparin or heparin-like products. These drug interactions could increase the risk of bleeding, including dangerous internal bleeding.

An Overview of Omega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters Drug Interactions

Omega-3-acid ethyl esters (Lovaza®) can potentially interact with several other medications. Specifically, it 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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