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Docosahexanoic acid information from DrugsUpdate  

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Docosahexanoic acid is indicated for the treatment of psoriasis, prevention of age-related macular degeneration and to reduce the risk of mortality in CAD patients.

Pharmacodynamics

Docosahexanoic acid is vital for the maintenance and functioning of eye and nerve tissues. The essential oil can reduce the risk of circulatory and cardiovascular diseases/disorders by preventing arteriosclerosis and lowering circulatory levels of triglycerides.

Pharmacokinetics

No information available

Docosahexanoic acid Indications / Docosahexanoic acid Uses

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Docosahexanoic acid Adverse Reactions / Docosahexanoic acid Side Effects

In recommended doses, Docosahexanoic acid is likely safe. However, in certain individuals, Docosahexanoic acid can cause bleeding disorders, intestinal gas, nausea, belching, loose stools, nose bleeds and bruising.

Precautions

Docosahexanoic acid is contraindicated in patients with untreated or serious hypertension and aspirin-sensitivity.

Special Precautions

No information available

Other Drug Interactions

Docosahexanoic acid may interact with anti-hypertensive drugs including valsartan, amlodipine, furosemide and losartan. The supplement also interacts with anti-platelet drugs, anti-coagulants including aspirin and warfarin.

Other Interactions

No information available

Dosage

DHA is generally prescribed with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). The recommended dosage of DHA and EPA are 72-312 and 169-563 mg, respectively.

Food(before/after)

Docosahexanoic acid can be taken before or after food intake.

List of Contraindications

Docosahexanoic acid and Pregnancy

In recommended doses, Docosahexanoic acid is likely safe in pregnant women. However, consult a physician before taking Docosahexanoic acid.

Docosahexanoic acid and Lactation

Nursing mothers should consult a physician before using Docosahexanoic acid

Docosahexanoic acid and Children

Docosahexanoic acid should not be used in children unless prescribed by a pediatrician

Docosahexanoic acid and Geriatic

No information available

Docosahexanoic acid and Other Contraindications

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Storage

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Lab interference

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