Eicosapentaenoic Acid

Information about Eicosapentaenoic Acid

Eicosapentaenoic acid uses

Eicosapentaenoic Acid is used in nutritional deficiencies.

How eicosapentaenoic acid works

The omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid is long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which compete with arachidonic acid for inclusion in cyclo-oxygenase and lipoxygenase pathways. It's actions include hypolipidaemic action (especially a reduction in plasma triglycerides) by reducing very-low-density lipoproteins; anti-inflammatory action, attributed to effects on leukotriene synthesis; and antiplatelet effect, attributed to effects on prostanoid synthesis, which promote vasodilatation, reduction in platelet aggregation, increased bleeding time and decreased platelet counts.

Common side effects of eicosapentaenoic acid

Nausea, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Belching, Vomiting, Constipation, Diarrhoea.

Available Medicine for Eicosapentaenoic Acid

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Content on this page was last updated on 16 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)