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Fish oil

Generic Name: omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (oh MAY ga 3 POL ee un SAT yoo ray ted FAT ee AS ids)
Brand Names: Animi-3, Cardio Omega Benefits, Divista, Dry Eye Omega Benefits, EPA Fish Oil, Fish Oil, Fish Oil Ultra, Flex Omega Benefits, Icar Prenatal Essential Omega-3, Lovaza, Marine Lipid Concentrate, MaxEPA, MaxiTears Dry Eye Formula, MaxiVision Omega-3 Formula, Mi-Omega NF, Mom's Omega Advantage, Omega Essentials, Sea-Omega, Sea-Omega 30, TheraTears Nutrition, TherOmega, Vascazen
Fish Oil (omega-3) is used together with diet and exercise to help lower triglyceride levels in the blood. Includes fish oil side effects, interactions and indications.
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Drug Information:
Fish Oil capsules contain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are found in oils from certain types of fish, vegetables, and other plant sources. These fatty acids are not made by the body and must be consumed in the diet. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids work by lowering the body's production of triglycerides. High levels of triglycerides can lead to coronary artery disease, heart disease, and stroke. Fish Oil are used together with diet and exercise to help lower triglyceride levels in the blood. Learn more

Fish oil Side Effects

Fish Oil Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Fish Oil.

For the Consumer

Applies to omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids: oral capsule liquid filled

Along with its needed effects, omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (the active ingredient contained in Fish Oil) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids:

Incidence not known

  • Bleeding gums
  • cough
  • coughing up blood
  • difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  • dizziness
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • headache
  • hives, itching, or skin rash
  • increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
  • nosebleeds
  • paralysis
  • prolonged bleeding from cuts
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • red or black, tarry stools
  • red or dark brown urine
  • sweating
  • tightness in the chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Some side effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common

  • Acid or sour stomach
  • bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  • belching
  • bloated or full feeling
  • change in taste
  • excess air or gas in the stomach
  • heartburn
  • indigestion
  • stomach discomfort, upset, or pain

Incidence not known

  • Diarrhea
  • difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea or vomiting
  • passing of gas
  • stomach fullness

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids: oral capsule, oral delayed release capsule, oral kit, oral liquid, oral tablet chewable

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Eructation, dyspepsia, nausea, gastrointestinal disorders (including abdominal distension, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, flatulence, gastroesophageal reflux disease, vomiting)

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Gastrointestinal hemorrhage, gastroenteritis

Rare (less than 0.1%): Gastrointestinal pain

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage

General

The most common adverse events were eructation, dyspepsia, and taste perversion

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Infection, pain

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Death

Dermatologic

Common (1% to 10%): Rash

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Atopic dermatitis

Rare (less than 0.1%): Urticaria, acne, rash pruritic

Frequency not reported: Pruritus

Cardiovascular

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypotension

Musculoskeletal

Common (1% to 10%): Back pain

Metabolic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hyperglycemia, gout, high triglycerides

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Blood lactate dehydrogenase increased

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Taste perversion

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dizziness, dysgeusia, headache, hyperactivity

Respiratory

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Epistaxis

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Nasal dryness

Frequency not reported: Influenza

Hypersensitivity

Rare (less than 0.1%): Hypersensitivity

Postmarketing reports: Anaphylactic reaction

Hematologic

Very rare (less than 0.01%): White blood count increased,

Frequency not reported: Slight prolongation of bleeding time

Postmarketing reports: Hemorrhagic diathesis

Psychiatric

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Tics, tantrum, insomnia

Hepatic

Rare (less than 0.1%): Liver disorders (including increased ALT, increased AST, and transaminases increased)

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

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