omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (cont.)
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- What is omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (Animi-3, Animi-3 with Vitamin D, Divista, EPA Fish Oil, Fish Oil, Fish Oil Ultra, Icar Prenatal Essential Omega-3, Lovaza, Marine Lipid Concentrate, MaxEPA, MaxiTears Dry Eye Formula, MaxiVision Omega-3 Formula, Mi-Omega NF, Omega-500, Sea-Omega, Sea-Omega 30, TheraTears Nutrition, TherOmega)?
- What are the possible side effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids?
- What is the most important information I should know about omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids?
- How should I take omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids?
- What other drugs will affect omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids?
Avoid eating foods that are high in fat or cholesterol. This medication will not be as effective in lowering your triglycerides if you do not follow the diet plan recommended by your doctor.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase triglycerides and may make your condition worse.
What other drugs will affect omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- estrogens (birth control pills or hormone replacement);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin, Tenoretic), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Dutoprol, Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), and others; or
- a diuretic (water pill) such as chlorothiazide (Diuril), hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDIURIL, Microzide), chlorthalidone (Hygroton, Thalitone), indapamide (Lozol), metolazone (Mykrox, Zaroxolyn), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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