Krill Oil

Reviewed on 9/9/2021

What Is Krill Oil and How Does It Work?

Krill Oil suggested uses include for hyperlipidemia, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea), and arthritis.

Krill Oil is available under the following different brand and other names: Kriaxanthin Antarctic Krill Oil, and Neptune Krill Oil.

Dosages of Krill Oil

Follow manufacturer's protocol (1-1.5 g/d used for hyperlipidemia studies)

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Follow manufacturer's protocol


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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Krill Oil?

Common side effects of Krill Oil include:

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Krill Oil?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

  • Krill Oil has no known severe, serious, moderate, or mild interactions with other drugs.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Krill Oil?


This medication contains krill oil. Do not take Kriaxanthin Antarctic Krill Oil, or Neptune Krill Oil if you are allergic to krill oil or any ingredients contained in this drug.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.



Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information available

Short-Term Effects

See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Krill Oil?”

Long-Term Effects

See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Krill Oil?”


Shellfish allergy.

Coagulation problems.

Pregnancy and Lactation

No information is available about use of krill oil during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor.

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