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Docosahexaenoic acid information from DrugsUpdate  

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DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) is a nutritional supplement, prescribed for the neonates, children, adults, pregnant women and lactating mothers. DHA can promote mental development in neonates and infants up to four months of age. DHA is used to treat/prevent type-2 diabetes, ADHD, CAD and dementia. DHA in combination with Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is prescribed for the treatment of high cholesterol, heart diseases, SLE, bipolar disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, renal disorders, asthma and ulcerative colitis.

Pharmacodynamics

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Pharmacokinetics

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Docosahexaenoic acid Indications / Docosahexaenoic acid Uses

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Docosahexaenoic acid Adverse Reactions / Docosahexaenoic acid Side Effects

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Precautions

DHA is contraindicated in individuals with aspirin-sensitivity, hypertension and allergy to fish products.

Special Precautions

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Other Drug Interactions

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Other Interactions

DHA may interfere with drugs including anti-hypertensive drugs, anticoagulants, NSAIDs,
aspirin, dalteparin and clopidogrel.

Dosage

DHA is administered with Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) from fish oil. The recommended dose is 5 mg of fish 
oil that contains 72-312 mg of DHA and 169-563 mg of EPA.

Food(before/after)

DHA can be taken before or after food intake

List of Contraindications

Docosahexaenoic acid and Pregnancy

DHA is not classified under USFDA Pregnancy category. In recommended doses, DHA is likely safe during

Docosahexaenoic acid and Lactation

In recommended doses, DHA is likely safe in lactating mothers.

Docosahexaenoic acid and Children

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Docosahexaenoic acid and Geriatic

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Docosahexaenoic acid and Other Contraindications

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Storage

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Lab interference

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