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what is safe limit of fish oil to lower tg (along with 10mg zocor)?

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Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
5000 mgs: 5000 mgs of omega 3 in divided doses.
Answered on May 15, 2015
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Dr. William Cromwell
33 years experience Clinical Lipidology
Usually 4 grams: Fish oil can be taken as a supplement or a prescription. Only dha and epa are the active ingredients that affect cholesterol and triglyceride (tg) levels. Look on the bottle and see how much dha + epa is in each capsule. Every 1 gram of dha + epa lowers tg 5 - 10%. For tg levels > 500 the usual dose is 4 grams daily. In some cases your doctor may suggest higher doses.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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