Fish Oils

  • SCIENTIFIC NAMES: docosahexaenoic acid (DHA); eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA); Omega-3 fatty acids
  • INDICATIONS: Albuminuria, anorexia nervosa, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, lupus erythematosus, macular degeneration, osteoarthritis, otitis media, psoriasis
  • CLASS: Anti-inflammatory, Lipid regulator
  • HALF-LIFE: N/A
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

None known

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: N/A

More than 25 mL or 3 g per day can decrease blood coagulation and increase the risk of bleeding. Fish oils contain a significant amount of vitamins A and D and high doses may be toxic.

Our database has 9 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

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SKIN
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
GASTROINTESTINAL/HEPATIC
RESPIRATORY
OCULAR


Page last updated 09/19/2018

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Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric