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How to request Omegaven for Expanded Access Use

How to request Omegaven for Expanded Access Use


Division of Drug Information (DDI):
toll free at (855) 543-3784 or (301) 796-3400
email: druginfo@fda.hhs.gov


Background and Important Safety Information

Omegaven 10% Emulsion is a fish oil emulsion administered intravenously in patients who require parenteral nutrition lipid supplementation and cannot tolerate available lipid emulsions. Omegaven is not approved for marketing in the United States but is approved in Germany. Fresenius Kabi, the manufacturer, has been supplying it for expanded access in the United States. Physicians interested in obtaining expanded access for Omegaven must submit an investigational new drug application (IND). An IND is a request for FDA authorization to administer an investigational new drug (e.g., Omegaven) to humans. Such authorization would allow the importation, interstate shipment, and administration of the drug even though it is not approved for sale in the U.S.

How to Get Omegaven


You can obtain Omegaven for a single patient by submitting a Single Patient IND (SPI) application to the FDA. FDA generally responds to new Single Patient IND requests within a week or less. Every effort will be made to meet a physician’s request for expedited review. To submit an SPI application for Omegaven, please download the Omegaven Single Patient IND Packet.
You can also obtain Omegaven for multiple patients by submitting an Intermediate Size Patient Population IND. Please download the Omegaven Multi-Patient IND Packet for a protocol to follow.
Both packets include the required forms, instructions, requirements,  and list of answers to frequently asked questions.


Please have your physician download the appropriate packet above or contact DDI (above) to discuss Omegaven.

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