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Omega-3 fatty acid is indicated for the treatment of omega-3 fatty acid deficiency associated with cardiovascular disorders and hypertriglyceridemia.


Omega-3 fatty acid interferes with lipid peroxidation mechanisms by inhibition of acyl CoA, 1,2 – diacylglycerol acyltransferase and increase peroxisomal beta-oxidation in liver cells.


The action of Omega-3 fatty acids is rapid.

Omega-3 fatty acid Indications / Omega-3 fatty acid Uses

No information available

Omega-3 fatty acid Adverse Reactions / Omega-3 fatty acid Side Effects

Omega-3 fatty acids can cause dyspepsia, rashes, infections, eructation, taste changes, rashes, pain including back pain, angina pectoris, flu-like problems and allergic disorders.


Omega-3 fatty acid is contraindicated in patients with an allergy to fish products and soy proteins.

Discontinue Omega-3 fatty acids treatment if symptoms of hypertriglyceridemia worsen.

Special Precautions

No information available

Other Drug Interactions

Omega-3 fatty acids may interact with anti-coagulants including aspirin, streptokinase, urokinase, clopidogrel, dabigatran, alteplase, enoxaparin, warfarin, reteplase, fondaparinux, heparin and ticlopidine.

Other Interactions

No information available


For treatment of hypertriglyceridemia (Adults):
As a supplement, consider oral administration of 4g/day in two-four divided doses.
For treatment of omega-3 deficiency (Adults and pediatric):
Consider oral administration of 4g of omega-3 fatty acids, four times a day.


Omega-3 fatty acids can be taken before or after food intake.

List of Contraindications

Omega-3 fatty acid and Pregnancy

USFDA pregnancy category C. May be or may not be harmful to an unborn baby. Consult your doctor if you are in gestation or planning to have a baby during Omega-3 fatty acids treatment.

Omega-3 fatty acid and Lactation

It is not known whether Omega-3 fatty acids can pass through the breast milk or not. Nursing mothers should avoid breastfeeding while taking Omega-3 fatty acids.

Omega-3 fatty acid and Children

Omega-3 fatty acids should not be used in children unless prescribed by a pediatrician

Omega-3 fatty acid and Geriatic

No information available

Omega-3 fatty acid and Other Contraindications

No information available


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Lab interference

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