VASCEPA, a lipid-regulating agent, is supplied as a 1-gram
amber-colored, liquid-filled soft gelatin capsule for oral administration.
Each VASCEPA capsule contains 1 gram of icosapent ethyl.
Icosapent ethyl is an ethyl ester of the omega-3 fatty acid eicosapentaenoic
acid (EPA). The empirical formula of icosapent ethyl is C22H34O2
and the molecular weight is 330.51. The chemical name for icosapent ethyl is ethyl
all-cis-5,8,11,14,17-icosapentaenoate with the following chemical structure:
VASCEPA 1 gram capsules also contain the following inactive
ingredients: tocopherol, gelatin, glycerin, maltitol, sorbitol, and purified
Last reviewed on RxList: 8/9/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.