FDA approve fish oil drug for cardiovascular disease

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Arnold
    ADMINISTRATOR
    The Admin's Avatar


    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    77,068

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    564
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,710
    Thanked in
    1,389 Posts
    Rep Points
    2147483647

    FDA approve fish oil drug for cardiovascular disease

    FDA approve fish oil drug for cardiovascular disease

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have recently approved a drug derived from fish oil as an adjuvant therapy for people at risk of experiencing cardiovascular events.

    The FDA approve a new fish oil drug to help reduce cardiovascular risk.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of deathTrusted Source among adults in the United States.

    In fact, every 37 seconds, one person dies due to a cardiovascular event in the U.S.

    For this reason, it is important to try to prevent poor cardiovascular outcomes in people at risk. Elevated triglyceride levels, which are a marker of blood lipids (fats), are one key risk factor to look out for.

    Last week, the FDA issued a statementTrusted Source explaining that they had approved the use of a new drug as an adjuvant therapy to help prevent cradiovascular disease in adults with triglyceride levels of 150 milligrams per deciliter or higher, which count as elevated levelsTrusted Source.

    The drug, Vascepa, comes in capsule form. Its main active ingredient is eicosapentaenoic acid. This is an omega-3 fatty acid extracted from fish oil.

    As per the FDA recommendations, doctors should only prescribe Vascepa to those with abnormally high triglyceride levels and as an additional therapy to the maximum tolerated dosage of statins. These are the drugs that people usually take to keep their cholesterol levels in check and minimize cardiovascular risk.

    "The FDA [recognize that] there is a need for additional medical treatments for cardiovascular disease," says Dr. John Sharretts, the acting deputy director of the Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology Products in the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

    "[This] approval will give [people] with elevated triglycerides and other important risk factors, including heart disease, stroke and diabetes, an adjunctive treatment option that can help decrease their risk of cardiovascular events." -Dr. John Sharretts

    Vascepa effectively lowers triglycerides
    When triglyceride levels in the blood become too high, it can contribute to the thickening and stiffening of the artery walls. This increases a person's risk of experiencing a cardiovascular event, such as a stroke or heart attack.

    Vascepa can safely lower triglyceride levels, thus also helping reduce cardiovascular risk. However, the mechanisms through which the drug achieves this remain unclear.

    Nevertheless, a clinical trial involving 8,179 participants has demonstrated the drug's effectiveness and safety, ultimately leading to its approval by the FDA.

    The participants were all aged 45 or older with a history of various heart, vascular, or metabolic conditions. These included coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, carotid artery disease, peripheral artery disease, or diabetes. They also had additional risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

    The trial showed that people who took Vascepa had a lower risk of experiencing a cardiovascular event than those who did not take the drug.

    According to its manufacturers, Vascepa can lower blood triglyceride levels by around 33%.

    The researchers who conducted the clinical trial did, however, note that the drug was sometimes associated with an increased risk of heart problems — specifically atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter — that called for hospitalization. However, this risk was more pronounced in people who already had a history of these two conditions.

    Another potential side effect is a higher risk of bleeding — though, again, this is more likely to occur in people already taking other drugs associated with a higher risk of bleeding events, such as aspirin, clopidogrel, or warfarin.

    The makers of Vascepa advise that people who receive a prescription for the drug take two 1-gram capsules or four 0.5-gram capsules twice per day with food.

    However, they warn that people with known allergies to fish or shellfish may experience allergic reactions to this drug, and that they should only take it as advised by their doctor and discontinue the treatment if they do experience any symptoms of an allergic reaction.

  2. #2
    Super Moderator
    SUPER MODERATOR
    ordawg1's Avatar


    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    State of Confusion
    Posts
    2,831

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    70
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    53
    Thanked in
    48 Posts
    Rep Points
    205913247

    Been using salmon oil for years - good for many things -OD

  3. #3
    Super Moderator
    SUPER MODERATOR
    REHH's Avatar


    Join Date
    May 2015
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    742

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    41
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    168
    Thanked in
    146 Posts
    Rep Points
    10601155

    A drug?

  4. #4
    Arnold
    ADMINISTRATOR
    The Admin's Avatar


    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    77,068

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    564
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,710
    Thanked in
    1,389 Posts
    Rep Points
    2147483647

    Quote Originally Posted by REHH View Post
    A drug?
    Right so next the gov will ban all fish oil supps so big pharma can make their $.

  5. #5
    Rot-Iron66
    Anabolik2k's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    New England
    Age
    54
    Posts
    263

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    6
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    24
    Thanked in
    21 Posts
    Rep Points
    15965522

    Same w/ CBD, they are going after that now. They dont like to see others making the money that they want in on. (Epilepsy drug).

    https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/fda-approves-cannabis-based-drug-epilepsy-n886386

  6. #6
    Super Moderator
    SUPER MODERATOR
    ordawg1's Avatar


    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    State of Confusion
    Posts
    2,831

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    70
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    53
    Thanked in
    48 Posts
    Rep Points
    205913247

    THC-CBD -Kratom and now they will be after fish oil -Big Pharma wants it all -OD

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-02-2019, 11:20 AM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-21-2017, 11:39 AM
  3. Protein Discovery Could Switch Off Cardiovascular Disease
    By The Admin in forum General Health & Awareness
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-12-2012, 06:26 PM
  4. How to prevent cardiovascular Disease
    By bailavis in forum General Health & Awareness
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-07-2011, 02:31 AM
  5. Cardiovascular Disease: Overview
    By ZECH in forum General Health & Awareness
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-09-2004, 01:06 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Copyright© 2001-2020 IronMag® Bodybuilding Discussion Forums