Helpful resources for pharmacists dispensing VASCEPA prescriptions

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Downloadable Resources

Indication Differences Between VASCEPA and Generic Omega-3s

Indication Differences Between VASCEPA and Generic Omega-3s

Information on indication differences for VASCEPA and Lovaza® (omega-3-acid ethyl esters) and its generics

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Common DAW Codes

Common DAW Codes

A quick and easy reference sheet for pharmacists to use to ensure that VASCEPA is dispensed properly

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VASCEPA Savings Card

VASCEPA Savings Card

Learn how eligible patients can sign up to save on VASCEPA with the universal VASCEPA Savings Card.*

Terms and conditions apply. See https://vascepa.copaysavingsprogram.com for eligibility criteria and other details.


Important Information About Dispensing VASCEPA

Important Information About Dispensing VASCEPA

  • When generic IPE is automatically substituted for VASCEPA, but the generic is not in stock, some patients won’t come back for their prescription—interrupting their therapy
  • Stock and dispense VASCEPA as written to minimize any disruption in patient care
  • Watch out for unintended substitutions and claim rejections. Look for “Dispense as written (DAW)” or “Brand medically necessary” to help ensure your patients are getting the CV benefits of VASCEPA


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On-Demand Expert Perspectives

Expert Perspective: Dr. Canto

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

VASCEPA is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity (e.g., anaphylactic reaction) to VASCEPA or any of its components

VASCEPA was associated with an increased risk (3% vs 2%) of atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter requiring hospitalization in a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. The incidence of atrial fibrillation was greater in patients with a previous history of atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter

It is not known whether patients with allergies to fish and/or shellfish are at an increased risk of an allergic reaction to VASCEPA. Patients with such allergies should discontinue VASCEPA if any reactions occur

INDICATIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF USE

VASCEPA® (icosapent ethyl) is indicated as an adjunct to maximally tolerated statin therapy to reduce the risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, coronary revascularization and unstable angina requiring hospitalization in adult patients with elevated triglyceride (TG) levels (≥150 mg/dL) and established cardiovascular disease or diabetes mellitus and 2 or more additional risk factors for cardiovascular disease

VASCEPA is indicated as an adjunct to diet to reduce TG levels in adult patients with severe (≥500 mg/dL) hypertriglyceridemia

The effect of VASCEPA on the risk for pancreatitis in patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia has not been determined.

VASCEPA was associated with an increased risk (12% vs 10%) of bleeding in a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. The incidence of bleeding was greater in patients receiving concomitant antithrombotic medications, such as aspirin, clopidogrel or warfarin

Common adverse reactions in the cardiovascular outcomes trial (incidence ≥3% and ≥1% more frequent than placebo): musculoskeletal pain (4% vs 3%), peripheral edema (7% vs 5%), constipation (5% vs 4%), gout (4% vs 3%) and atrial fibrillation (5% vs 4%)

Common adverse reactions in the hypertriglyceridemia trials (incidence ≥1% more frequent than placebo): arthralgia (2% vs 1%) and oropharyngeal pain (1% vs 0.3%)

Adverse Events, Product Complaints, or Special Situations may be reported by contacting AmarinConnect at 1-855-VASCEPA, emailing [email protected], or calling the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Patients receiving VASCEPA and concomitant anticoagulants and/or anti-platelet agents should be monitored for bleeding

Please see full Prescribing Information for more information on VASCEPA.

CV=cardiovascular; IPE=icosapent ethyl.
*Universal Pharmacy Card (UPC) may be applied for any eligible patient by entering all 4 codes into the notes section of an e-prescription.