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Brand Name Lovaza
Generic Name Omega-3-acid ethyl esters

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Description

LOVAZA, a lipid-regulating agent, is supplied as a liquid-filled gel capsule for oral administration.Each 1-gram capsule of LOVAZA contains at least 900 mg of the ethyl esters of omega-3 fatty acids sourced from fish oils.These are predominantly a combination of ethyl esters of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA - approximately 465 mg) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA - approximately 375 mg).
The empirical formula of EPA ethyl ester is C22H34O2, and the molecular weight of EPA ethyl ester is 330.51.The structural formula of EPA ethyl ester is:

EPA ethyl ester - Structural Formula Illustration

The empirical formula of DHA ethyl ester is C24H36O2, and the molecular weight of DHA ethyl ester is 356.55.The structural formula of DHA ethyl ester is:
DHA ethyl ester - Structural Formula Illustration

LOVAZA capsules also contain the following inactive ingredients: 4 mg α-tocopherol (in a carrier of soybean oil), and gelatin, glycerol, and purified water (components of the capsule shell).


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