I talked dr. into researching Vasc. & prescribing even with confusing info
I've been an investor for over a year and interested just for biotech investment reasons. Then I realized, after Akanz and others posted, how it would benefit me, a diabetic with high cholesterol--215 with HDL of 67 and LDL 137. Very low triglycerides, however, like 55. When I talked to my longevity integrative medicine internist today, I asked to try for 3 months Vascepa and no statin, as he wanted me to try a low dose statin. He looked Vascepa up as we were talking, had never heard of it before, loved what he was reading, but asked if it was tablets and I said yes. Said that it looked like there was also a differnt form of it. Asked for my pharmacy number and plans to call there and prescribe after asking them a couple of Qs. Interesting, as this doctor is known for prescribing many supplements, and compounded products including hormones sometimes. I mentioned that V may be useful for other patients and he said YES, definitely, he was interested. Hey, should I get a commission as a saleswoman?
Asked a local Publix Pharmacist in Florida about Lovaza, she knew it and had it in stock. Then asked about Vascepa, she said it looks good and that she just got an update on the drug and that their central drug warehouse has it in stock. She could have it for a patient in 2-3 days. THAT'S PROMISING !
your story reaffirms the fact that already much of Vascepa use is off label. you do not have a triglyceride issue. there are numerous publications as well as guidelines stating that if your TG levels are less than 200 your risk is not going to be lowered significantly by further lowering TG levels. yes risk increases as TG levels rise above 120, but not significant until over 200. hat is the reason that the criteria for the Reduce It trial were changeD to require a TG level greater than 175.
btw Vascepa comes in one form a 1 gram capsule... and if you were a sales rep you would be reported for off label promotion.
Can you try and at least post ACCURATE information
I have been interviewed for the Reduce it trial ... They want your TG's to be greater the 135 NOT 175 ... to be in the trial... PLUS a lot of other factors , stents , bypass etc
For those at serious CV risk ..like most in the trials ...guidelines from those I know at UCSF Adult Lipid Clinic ...and they publish in the field ... are to get your TG's under 135
PS Anna --yes you should get a PR award ... providing information , not necessarily directing prescriptions : )