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2 Information about icosapent ethyl

Marketing authorisation indication

2.1 Icosapent ethyl (Vazkepa, Amarin Corporation) is indicated 'to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in adult statin-treated patients at high cardiovascular risk with elevated triglycerides (≥150 mg/dL [1.7mmol/l]) and established cardiovascular disease or diabetes, and at least one other cardiovascular risk factor'.


2.3 Icosapent ethyl costs £173 per pack of 120 capsules (including VAT; company submission). Costs may vary in different settings because of negotiated procurement discounts.