v3.10.0.1
Document and Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Oct. 30, 2018
Document Information [Line Items]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2018  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Trading Symbol AMRN  
Entity Registrant Name AMARIN CORP PLC\UK  
Entity Central Index Key 0000897448  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
American Depositary Shares    
Document Information [Line Items]    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   303,882,906
Ordinary Shares    
Document Information [Line Items]    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   358,685