In this Article
- What other names is Fish Oil known by?
- What is Fish Oil?
- Is Fish Oil effective?
- How does Fish Oil work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Fish Oil.
Taking fish oil supplements can increase levels of the "bad" LDL cholesterol in some people. You will need blood tests periodically to ensure LDL cholesterols do not become too high.
High doses of fish oil might keep blood from clotting and can INCREASE the chance of bleeding.
Do not take fish oil if:
- You have liver disease.
- You are allergic to fish or seafood.
- You have a condition called bipolar disorder.
- You have an implantable defibrillator (a surgically placed device to prevent irregular heartbeat).
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