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What is this medicine?

FISH OIL, OMEGA- 3 FATTY ACIDS (Fish Oil, oh MAY ga 3 fatty AS ids) are essential fats. It is used to treat high triglyceride levels.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions
  • bleeding problems
  • history of irregular heartbeat
  • lung or breathing disease, like asthma
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to fish oil, omega- 3 fatty acids, fish, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • aspirin and aspirin- like medicines
  • herbal products like danshen, dong quai, garlic pills, ginger, ginkgo biloba, horse chestnut, willow bark, and others
  • medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like enoxaparin, heparin, warfarin

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Follow a good diet and exercise plan. Taking this medicine does not replace a healthy lifestyle. Some foods that have omega- 3 fatty acids naturally are fatty fish like albacore tuna, halibut, herring, mackerel, lake trout, salmon, and sardines.

If you are scheduled for any medical or dental procedure, tell your healthcare provider that you are taking this medicine. You may need to stop taking this medicine before the procedure.

               
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