Vayarin (phosphatidylserine-omega-3 Liprinen)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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What brand names are available for phosphatidylserine-omega-3?

Vayarin

Is phosphatidylserine-omega-3 available as a generic drug?

GENERIC AVAILABLE: No

Do I need a prescription for phosphatidylserine-omega-3?

Yes

What are the uses for phosphatidylserine-omega-3?

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

What are the side effects of phosphatidylserine-omega-3?

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).

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What is the dosage for phosphatidylserine-omega-3?

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

Which drugs or supplements interact with phosphatidylserine-omega-3?

Vayarin may interact with some anticholinergic and cholinergic drugs.

What else should I know about phosphatidylserine-omega-3?

What preparations of phosphatidylserine-omega-3 are available?

Capsule: 167 mg

How should I keep phosphatidylserine-omega-3 stored?

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

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information

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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Reviewed on 9/26/2016
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REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information

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