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Lovaza with drinking & liver Function

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I am a little concerned with the medication I am taking for my cholesterol. My trygliceride levels have been above 400 for about 3 years. I am 33 years old. My doctor put me on Lovaza which in and of itself doesn't seem to be too potent it is just an Omega-3 only in higher more concentrated doses.

My question is that I have been a heavy drinker 6 to 10 drinks a day everyday for about 10 years and have recently reduced my drinking over the past year to only Friday and Saturday nights and I have about 6-8 drinks.

My understanding is that Lovaza is hard on the liver and with the fact that I have been drinking excessively for 10 years is it a good idea to continue taking it. I drink now as stated but not nearly as much and only 2 days a week. My liver function was fine on my most recent CBC before taking the Lovaza. Just curious if having an excessive drinking history will affect whether taking Lovaz is a good idea.
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replied June 30th, 2017
LOVAZA is a combination of ethyl esters of omega 3 fatty acids, principally. EPA and DHA, indicated as an adjunct to diet to reduce triglyceride (TG) levels.

It is possible that you may have have confused with a statin like lovastatin, which is associated with liver damage.

But LOVAZA is not associated with liver damage and you should be able to use it freely as advised by your doctor.


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