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Can I take fish oil supplements while on prinivil (lisinopril) and aspirin?

Can I take fish oil supplements while on prinivil (lisinopril) and aspirin?

Yes, with care: Using fish oil along with Prinivil (lisinopril) and Aspirin is usually safe. But please tell your doctor you're taking it. Omega-3 supplements can make your platelets less sticky, which is a good thing in many ways. However, in some people fish oil's effects along with other medicines being used can lead to decreased clotting -- or more bruising. That's why I suggest care, until you see how it affects you. ...Read more

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Fish oils contain two active omega-3 fatty acids, dha and epa. Most fish oil products contain both dha and epa, but supplements enriched in dha or epa are available. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. Some studies also indicate the potential for benefits in dementia and risk of heart attack. The omega-3 content of cold water ...Read more


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Lightheaded and numbness in hands and feet whenever I take fish/oil, aspirin or any blood thinner. Clean diet (olive oil) for 2 years. Blood too thin?

Lightheaded and numbness in hands and feet whenever I take fish/oil, aspirin or any blood thinner. Clean diet (olive oil) for 2 years. Blood too thin?

Etiology unclear: Taking fish oil, aspirin, or other blood thinners, e.g. Vit E, cause the platelets not to clot as well. The result of easy bruising is common. Light headedness and numbness in the hands and feet suggests a different cause. Is your diet rich enough in iron to make red blood cells or are you anemic? Consider a vit with iron or iron tablets. Do you have enough fluids: dehydrated? Fluids and salts help ...Read more

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What is better to take fish oil or baby aspirin I'm 69 years old.

What is better to take fish oil or baby aspirin I'm 69 years old.

In pills: These have different effects. The fish oil presumably helps with the circulation and health of the heart. The baby aspirin is just to prevent easy blood clotting and can aid in preventing strokes. Fish oil comes in a capsule and you can get baby aspirin (81 mg) in an enteric for which minimizes stomach irritation. ...Read more

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I'm 23, would it be okay to take calcium, fish oil, multivitamin, and a baby aspirin daily for prevention and lower risks of any diseases?

I'm 23, would it be okay to take calcium, fish oil, multivitamin, and a baby aspirin daily for prevention and lower risks of any diseases?

No data: No data has shown any of those will change the incidence of developing any disease in your age group (or for decades to come). You simply add cost and complicate your life. If you want to stay healthy, stay normal weight or reduce if over, eat a balanced, nutritious diet, don't smoke, and get daily exercise. Maintain positive mental health & keep busy. Wear your seatbelt and don't own a gun. ...Read more

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Can someone with essential thrombocytosis and high cholesterol. Take omega 3 fish oil and baby aspirin together?

Can someone with essential thrombocytosis and high cholesterol. Take omega 3 fish oil and baby aspirin together?

Fish oil + aspirin: Use caution: both Aspirin and fish oils have antiplatelet (anti-clotting) effect and both together may have an additive effect increasing the risk of bleeding. ...Read more

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Sorry doctor, I take 10mg Lipitor, (atorvastatin)100mg aspirin, 5mg ace inhibitor, 10mg lexapro, 150mg coq10, 4000mg fish oil, + multivitamin.?

Sorry doctor, I take 10mg Lipitor, (atorvastatin)100mg aspirin, 5mg ace inhibitor, 10mg lexapro, 150mg coq10, 4000mg fish oil, + multivitamin.?

Drugs: You are certainly taking a lot of stuff, but you don't say what information you'd like, why not ask the doc associated with your stress test and cath? ...Read more

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At 33, my doctor mentioned because my dad died at 52 of heart disease I should consider aspirin therapy now. I already take garlic, fish oil, and q10, am a non-smoker and exercise. Should I?

At 33, my doctor mentioned because my dad died at 52 of heart disease I should consider aspirin therapy now. I already take garlic, fish oil, and q10, am a non-smoker and exercise. Should I?

Very Controversial: Because Most people have a risk under 1/1000 per year of heart attack (if No personal history), the risk of ulcer from Aspirin is higher.

Your situation.... Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health....

but, 81 mg Aspirin has a better likelihood of working than a high dose, and a bit safer ...Read more

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Hi doctor, is it ok to take voltaren with aspirin, lipitor, (atorvastatin) ace inhibitor, lexapro, coq10, fish oil, multivitamin, and if yes best way to take. Thank?

There could be inte: There could be a drug interaction where one drug interfers with the effect of another drug and makes it more powerful or weaker. You need to discuss this with your physician to make certain all of your health issues are known ...Read more

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Fish oil and aspirin taken together in pregnancy?

Fish oil and aspirin taken together in pregnancy?

Why?: You are 38 and pregnant. It is unlikely that you have heart disease. There is no data for Aspirin for primary prevention (before you have heart disease) only for secondary prevention (after your first heart attack or stent). There is less data for fish oil. I would avoid taking anything shaped like a pill during pregnancy beyond a prenatal vitamin without a compelling reason. ...Read more

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Could taking low dose aspirin and mega fish oil daily cause orthostatic hypotention to become worse?

Could taking low dose aspirin and mega fish oil daily cause orthostatic hypotention to become worse?

Potentially the fish: Oil could result in loose stools and intravascular volume depletion with resultant orthostatic hypotension however seeing that you are taking medications for Parkinson's it is MUCH MORE LIKELY to be due to the Parkinson's than anything else you are taking or doing. Wear good quality thigh high support stockings and see if that helps. Florinef (fludrocortisone) or Midodrine could potentially be helpful too. ...Read more

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How much inflammation does aspirin and fish oil really reduce in high risk patients with cad? Does it reduce plaque buildup?

How much inflammation does aspirin and fish oil really reduce in high risk patients with cad? Does it reduce plaque buildup?

Depends: Nothing much can make up for the typical horrible American diet and lack of exercise, and smoking. Pills without lifestyle changes can help some but there is clinical evidence that a 10% fat diet does REDUCE plaque over time. See the Dean Ornish, M.D. diet plan. And do what your doc recommends medicine-wise. ...Read more

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Does daily low dose aspirin, fish oil, and turmeric coupled with a couple light beers thin the blood too much? Affect rbc?

Does daily low dose aspirin, fish oil, and turmeric coupled with a couple light beers thin the blood too much? Affect rbc?

Aspirin thins blood: Aspirin is the only one from what you mentioned that thins the blood. From what I know, turmeric fish oil and beer do not cause blood thinning. So if you take all these there shouldn't be an additive blood thinning effect. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Taking low dose aspirin for CVE and stroke prevention. Also on 80mg of Lipitor (atorvastatin). Taking fish oil also. Am I at serious risk for hemorrhagic stroke?

Excellent Question: ScottK, you ask an excellent question. There is some evidence that having too low a blood cholesterol level can be dangerous as well as high cholesterol. Blood vessel walls need cholesterol for flexibility, and if two low can become fragile. Although the likelihood of a problem is low, I would discuss with your doctor. You might also want to think about adding Co-Q10. Take care and stay well! ...Read more

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Having colonoscopy next week. Is it critical that low dose aspirin, fish oil, multivitamin, and vitamin C be discontinued 7 days in advance?

Having colonoscopy next week. Is it critical that low dose aspirin, fish oil, multivitamin, and vitamin C be discontinued 7 days in advance?

Yes If Told Not: The Aspirin and fish oil both can thin your blood and cause bleeding issues during the procedures. Vitamins often have dyes in them that can discolor the tissues and make it difficult to accurately assess any conditions that might be present. Do you really want to go through the prep for the test to get false or inaccurate results? Follow the doctor's orders! ...Read more

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Hand and feet numbness, and lightheadness right after taking fish oil or aspirin. Blood is very thin and watery. Should I eat more fattening food?

Hand and feet numbness, and lightheadness right after taking fish oil or aspirin. Blood is very thin and watery. Should I eat more fattening food?

Allergic reaction: You maybe allergic to one of these non- prescriptions since it occurs right after you ingest them. Unless you have a family history of heart disease at an early age less than 45 or you have risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes or high cholesterol there is no need to take these supplement at 23 years old. I would recommend it if you were over 45 and had those risk factors. ...Read more

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I recently turned 50 and want to know if I should start taking baby aspirin, omega 3 fish oil or any other supplements. I still have regular periods.

Aspirin fine: Change to healthy food and fish twice weekly. Supplements not useful as long as salads, veg, fruit. Omega is waste of your money. ...Read more

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Ast is high 120 and ALT is normal 48, taking januvia (sitagliptin), metformin, losartan, simvastatin, fish oil, baby aspirin. Why my AST is high &how to lower ast?

Ast is high 120 and ALT is normal 48, taking januvia (sitagliptin), metformin, losartan, simvastatin, fish oil, baby aspirin. Why my AST is high &how to lower ast?

Alcohol or diet: There are many causes of an abnormal ast but the most likely is drinking too much alcohol. If the alt were also high then fatty liver caused by overweight would be more likely. There are also rarer additional causes like gallstones, pancreatic disease, viral infection, medication, and immune hepatitis. Best to discuss with your md or a liver specialist. ...Read more

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I am 34 years old, 365 pds, I take niacin, red yeast rice and fish oil, for high cholesterol, hbp at what age should I consider a asprian regimen?

I am 34 years old, 365 pds, I take niacin, red yeast rice and fish oil, for high cholesterol, hbp at what age should I consider a asprian regimen?

Probably 50: Because of your age, your risk is still on the low side, so instead of starting aspirin, you should do your best to lose weight. I know I am not offering groundbreaking news to you, but often we discount the most important thing that we can do and look for the esoteric. A 34 year old non-diabetic, does not need to be on aspirin, you need to lose weight, no matter what length you'd have to go to. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take fish oil supplements with a low dose aspirin daily? Cholesterol is 174, I take aspirin because I've had 2 tia's.

Is it safe to take fish oil supplements with a low dose aspirin daily? Cholesterol is 174, I take aspirin because I've had 2 tia's.

Yes: Both low dose aspirin and fish oil reduce risk of blood clots. They have a synergistic effect & also work together to reduce inflammation, the major underlying cause of cardiovascular disease.
Some advise exercising caution as this combo may slightly increase risk of bleeding but I consider them quite safe together. Your risk of clotting is more than risk of bleeding.
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I have pain that has been going from my left side of my neck, around my ear, and along the left side of my head to temporal lobe, I currently take ibuprofen, fish oil, and aspirin. I received steroid injections at l3/4 for lower back pain on 3/6. I was

I have pain that has been going from my left side of my neck, around my ear, and along the left side of my head to temporal lobe, I currently take ibuprofen, fish oil, and aspirin. I received steroid injections at l3/4 for lower back pain on 3/6. I was

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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I have high cholesterol should I take fish oil pills?

I have high cholesterol should I take fish oil pills?

Yes to fish!: There have been numerous studies supporting fish oils in lowering cholesterol and triglycerides and providing protection to blood vessels. I would have you work with your doctor to asses your risk, other health issues that might be positively impacted, and follow your cholesterol while taking it Eating food sources (wild salmon, sardines, walnuts, etc) is also valuable. ...Read more

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Is there a natural healthy way to boost testosterone? I take fish oil pills.

Is there a natural healthy way to boost testosterone? I take fish oil pills.

Natural T increase: Exercise is the most effective way to increase T, especially weight lifting ...Read more

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If I take fish oil pills will it make butt grow?

Maybe: Fish oil is good for triglyceride and cholesterol issues. Also supposed to help skin and hair. Good luck with the butt problem! ...Read more

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What supplements can I take for a bigger butt? Can I take fish oil pills or apetamin an appetizer stimulant?

What supplements can I take for a bigger butt? Can I take fish oil pills or apetamin an appetizer stimulant?

Pounds of butter: If you gain a lot of weight, your butt may increase in size as well but this is hardly something you would want to do. There is no supplement to make the butt bigger but exercising the glu may increase the size a little. That's the reason why butt implant are available. ...Read more

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Should a 15 year old girl take fish oil pills?

Should a 15 year old girl take fish oil pills?

Omega 3s are safe: Fish Oil capsules are safe and we need omega 3s in our diet. As with any other natural supplement, it is important not to exceed the recommended daily dosage. More is not always better. No more than 3 g should be taken daily. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take fish oil pills & levothyroxine?

Is it safe to take fish oil pills & levothyroxine?

Yes: No known interactions.
Would recommend taking the pills an hour apart to reduce any possibility of affecting absorption. ...Read more

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If we are allergic to fish and shellfish, can we still take fish oil pills?

If we are allergic to fish and shellfish, can we still take fish oil pills?

Better not: There are vegetarian versions of omega-3 (dha&epa) supplements that are non-fish in origin google for online sources. ...Read more

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Can a child take fish oil pills?

Can a child take fish oil pills?

Discuss With Doctor: Fish oil supplies Omega-3 fatty acids. In children it is used to lower cholesterol components, a fat source for intravenous nutrition, & more. Your child's age & medical history are unknown. The best way to give a healthy child the benefits of fish oil is to include fish in your child's diet. Fish oil supplements can vary in quality & omega-3 content is unreliable. See child's doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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Is it good to take fish oil pills when pregnant?

Doesn't hurt.: Prior studies showed an association between fish consumption and better neurodevelopmental outcomes. However, more recent information specifically regarding fish oil supplements has not shown the same benefit. While there is no real safety concern, you may be spending money without having much of an effect. I recommend pregnant women consume fish oil by regularly eating fish that is low in mercury. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take fish oil pills while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take fish oil pills while breastfeeding?

Yes: Fish oil pills are usually gelatin capsules full of omega-3 fish oils, with some other fish oils mixed in. They are free of mercury and other toxins if they are properly purified by the manufacturer, so it is important to choose a trustworthy brand. If taken at the normally recommended doses by a breastfeeding mom, the fish oil should not cause any problems with the breastmilk. ...Read more

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