What is Vayarin? What is Vayarin used for?

Vayarin is approved for managing lipid imbalance associated with ADHD in children.

Vayarin is an orally administered prescription medical food for the clinical dietary management of complex lipid imbalances associated with ADHD. Vayarin is a specially formulated and processed composition designed to address the distinct, medically determined lipid nutritional requirements of children with ADHD, the dietary management of which cannot be achieved by modification of the normal diet or use of dietary supplements.

Each Vayarin capsule provides:

Lipirinen: 75 mg

Lipirinen is a proprietary composition containing phosphatidylserine (PS) conjugated to omega-3 fatty acids enriched with Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).

What brand names are available for Vayarin?

Vayarin

Is Vayarin available as a generic drug?

No

Do I need a prescription for Vayarin?

Yes

What are the side effects of Vayarin?

WARNING

  • Vayarin should not be used by people who are allergic to any of its components.
  • It should be used cautiously by people allergic to shell fish because it contains shellfish (Krill).

What is the dosage for Vayarin?

The recommended dose is 2 capsules day or as directed by a physician.

Which drugs or supplements interact with Vayarin?

Vayarin may interact with some anticholinergic and cholinergic drugs.

What else should I know about Vayarin?

What preparations of Vayarin are available?

Capsule: 167 mg

How should I keep Vayarin stored?

Vayarin capsules should be stored at 25 C (77 F) and protected from light.

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Summary

Vayarin (phosphatidylserine-omega-3 Liprinen) is a medical food prescribed to treat lipid imbalance associated with children with ADHD. Side effects include:

Drug interactions, dosing, storage, and pregnancy and breastfeeding safety information should be reviewed before taking this product.

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Medically Reviewed on 8/19/2019
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