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Vascepa (Icosapent ethyl)

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Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

Terms & Conditions of Program

  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. The must be a member of CIPA (Canadian International Pharmacy Association).
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
  • Products must be new. We cannot match the price of any used, short expiry or expired product.
  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team
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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Description

Vascepa is a prescription stroke and heart attack prevention medication. It is a lipid-regulating drug designed for use with a statin to reduce the risk of heart complications for patients with an existing heart condition or diabetes. Vascepa may also be prescribed for unstable angina treatment. The active ingredient icosapent in this medication is an omega-3 fatty acid that improves the effectiveness of statin medications for better defense against heart problems due to high triglycerides.

Directions

Vascepa is available in standard 1g and small 0.5g size capsules.

  • Standard size - take two 1-gram capsules twice a day with food
  • Small size - take four 0.5mg capsules twice a day with food

Your heart attack prevention medication must always be taken exactly as indicated in your prescription.

Ingredients

The active ingredient in Vascepa is Icosapent.

Cautions

Inform your doctor if you have any history of diabetes, liver or kidney disease, or gout before starting on Vascepa.

Vascepa may not be suitable for people taking anticoagulant medications and at risk of excessive bleeding.

Eating a high-fat diet will counter the effectiveness of Vascepa and minimize the benefits it provides when taken along with your statin cholesterol lowering medication.

Interactions

The possibility of negative drug interactions exist between Vascepa and other Rx medications, and particularly with anticoagulant and antiplatelet agent drugs. Tell your doctor of all medications and OTC health supplements you are currently taking before getting a prescription and proceeding to buy Vascepa online.

Side Effects

Vascepa side effects are not common, but some users may experience dizziness, fainting, fast or irregular heartbeat, light headedness, swelling of extremities, or unusual bleeding. If Vascepa side effects are experienced you should discontinue use and meet with your doctor again regarding other heart attack prevention medication and statin drug enhancer alternatives.


IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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