The daily dose of LOVAZA® is 4 grams/day. The daily dose may be taken as a single 4-gram dose (4 capsules) or as two 2-gram doses (2 capsules given twice daily).
Patients should be advised to swallow LOVAZA® capsules whole. Do not break open, crush, dissolve, or chew LOVAZA®.
Before starting treatment with LOVAZA®, you should:
- Assess TG levels carefully before initiating therapy. Identify other causes (e.g., diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, or medications) of high TG levels and manage as appropriate [see INDICATIONS AND USAGE (1)].
- Place patients on an appropriate lipid-lowering diet before receiving LOVAZA® and should continue this diet during treatment with LOVAZA®. In clinical studies, LOVAZA® was administered with meals.