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My insurance company will no longer cover my prescription for Omega-3 Acid Ethyl Esters. Can you recommend a viable substitute for this medication.

My insurance company will no longer cover my prescription for Omega-3 Acid Ethyl Esters. Can you recommend a viable substitute for this medication.

Use HealthTap Prime.: This is a complex question, which is hard to answer in 400 characters. Use HealthTap Prime to get doctor's informed advice. What's the Omega-3 EEs used for? What condition's being treated? Most Omega-3 EEs are made from fish oil. Eating more fish & using OTC fish oil capsules are 2 possible alternatives. But again, use HealthTap Prime to discuss pros & cons of this approach as EEs are lower in fis ...Read more

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I put my Zoloft (sertraline) and ritalin and omega 3 tablets in a bag in a portable file box. Can this be hot or bad for medications' effectivity?

I put my Zoloft (sertraline) and ritalin and omega 3 tablets in a bag in a portable file box. Can this be hot or bad for medications' effectivity?

May be bad: Remember, meds are designed to melt inside you. That's 37 degrees celsius or 98.6 fahrenheit. I'm not sure how warm it is in lebanon in january, but if your portable file is getting hot, it's not good for your medicines which generally should be stored in a cool, dry place. ...Read more

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Type 2 bipolar. Breastfeeding. Not on medication. Looking for natural management methods. Currently taking 1g of omega 3 a day. Any other advice?

Type 2 bipolar. Breastfeeding. Not on medication. Looking for natural management methods. Currently taking 1g of omega 3 a day. Any other advice?

Consider: Absent side effects such as loose or greeley stool the dose of omega 3 fatty acids can be up to 6 grams per day. Purity of formulation is important to be aware of as it can vary greatly. ...Read more

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Which nasal decongestant medication can be used safely when I'm on Zoloft & strattera (atomoxetine) & efalex 50+ active (omega 3...)?

Which nasal decongestant medication can be used safely when I'm on Zoloft & strattera (atomoxetine) & efalex 50+ active (omega 3...)?

Possible help: You may want to try a stimulant instead of strattera. May also try lower dose of zoloft or get off this if your not depressed or anxious. You can also use a combo strattera with a stumulant (vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is very effective but only last about 12 hours. Nasal saline is very helpful. ...Read more

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I suffer from depression and I would like to try either omega-3 or st. John's wart as an alternative to medications. Will this effect my 81mg aspirin?

I suffer from depression and I would like to try either omega-3 or st. John's wart as an alternative to medications. Will this effect my 81mg aspirin?

Bleeding: St. John's wort does not directly affect the same coagulation pathway as aspirin, but can affect your platelets, making them less "sticky." along with fish oil you could experience more bleeding. St. John's wort can be effective for mild-moderate depression. High epa omega-3 oils are helpful in depression, but aren't a stand-alone treatment. Please consider psychotherapy; it can help greatly. ...Read more

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My endo prescribe me 5 mg tapazole (methimazole) should I stop taking omega 3, vit? Is there any natural treatment for grave desease? I am scared with medication

My endo prescribe me 5 mg tapazole (methimazole) should I stop taking omega 3, vit? Is there any natural treatment for grave desease? I am scared with medication

Grave's Disease: You should not have any fears of taking tapazole (methimazole). The medication has been around for over 30 years and works well for the treatment of grave's disease. There are no proven natural treatments for grave's disease. You should not stop omega 3s or vitamins, however, during your treatments. The disorder should resolve in 1-2 years and you should no longer need the tapazole (methimazole). Do not fear taking this. ...Read more

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Apart from blood thinners are there any drugs that should be avoided when taking high dose omega 3? (1000mg EPA & 500mg DHA)

Apart from blood thinners are there any drugs that should be avoided when taking high dose omega 3? (1000mg EPA & 500mg DHA)

Omega 3's: As a suggestion, you may consider walnuts, Chia seeds, flax seed and Salmon for a more effective way of obtaining the benefits of Omega 3s! Not a concern with Blood thinners. ...Read more

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Doc wants me to take three 300mg of krill oil daily after my omega 3 test came back. I had been taking 1 krill plus a fish oil daily. Is this unusual?

Doc wants me to take three 300mg of krill oil daily after my omega 3 test came back. I had been taking 1 krill plus a fish oil daily. Is this unusual?

EPA ; DHA: Fish oil and krill oil have 2 major components: epa and dha. Generally people need at least 1-2 grams of epa, and at least 500 mg dha daily. The preparations you were using may not have delivered this much of each component in the capsules you were taking, so you needed more. Please know that if you eat wild alaskan salmon, sardines, etc at least twice each week, you may not need supplements. ...Read more

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Hello, I have Nutrilite heart health omega-3 supplement, but It says to take 3 softgels per day before meals. Can I take all three softgels at once?

Hello, I have Nutrilite heart health omega-3 supplement, but It says to take 3 softgels per day before meals. Can I take all three softgels at once?

You Like Fish Burps?: Better to split them up. Better absorbed with food. If you don't eat three meals a day then take two with one meal and one with another. But in this case food will help. Or, take the third with a healthy snack. Taking all three at once won't hurt but you want to get your money's worth, right? Also, if you eat some salmon that day, you can skip the supplement. The "real" thing is always better ...Read more

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Omega 3 relaxes u?

Omega 3 relaxes u?

Placebo: I suspect mosly a placebo effect. There is at least some evidence that it might have some mental health benefits, but the research is conflicting. ...Read more

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Tell me abput omega 3?

Tell me abput omega 3?

Read labels: Look at the details of the supplement. Many fish oil supplements actually have very little omega 3's in them, & it's often difficult to tell what else is in them. Epa dha are the omega 3's most studied/shown to be beneficial, but often r not the main part of the fish oil supplement. As unregulated products u can't know 100%, but at least make sure they list the good things as the main components. ...Read more

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Can omega-3 be dangerous?

Can omega-3 be dangerous?

In excess: Fish oil does have some properties as a blood thinner, and may, in the extreme, contribute to bruising or affect a patient in surgery. Omega-3 supplements are usually restricted during the 10-14 days before major elective surgery, (along with Aspirin and anti-inflammatories). ...Read more

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Does omega 3 gain weight?

Does omega 3 gain weight?

Omega 3: Omega 3 is a kind of fatty acid. To gain weight from ingesting them you'd need to have a large daily intake of the foods containing them. If taking omega 3 supplements, you'd likely have to take them to excess. In and of themselves I am not aware they cause weight gain. ...Read more

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Omega-3 does good for what?

Multiple: The strongest benefit is the effect on lowering triglycerides. But there is lesser data in regards to it's benefits for helping with depression, decreasing systemic inflammation in the body, "flexibility" of blood vessels and protection from cognitive decline/dementias. ...Read more

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What are Omega 3-6-9 capsules?

What are Omega 3-6-9 capsules?

Fish oil: Omega 3 fatty acid are also found in fish oils including cod liver oil.

They include include DHA = docosahexaenoic and EPA = eicosapentaenoic acid

Lovaza which is omega-3-acid ethyl esters are FDA approved to treat severe hypertriglyceridemia ...Read more

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Benefits of omega 3 on ur health?

Benefits of omega 3 on ur health?

Multiple benefits: While ongoing trials are needed to define the scope of possible benefit, omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. This benefit occurs due to decreased arrhythmias in the setting of increased omega-3 intake. Other benefits seen in various studies include decreased dementia, improved blood pressure, decreased inflammation. ...Read more

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Can someone have too much omega 3?

Can someone have too much omega 3?

Omega 3 = snake oil: Omega 3 fish oil is the same as snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish/snake oils reduce triglycerides by impairing your liver's ablility to make them. However the oxidative stress caused by fish/snake oil actually raises your LDL cholesterol.
Some day we may use the phrase "this is just more fish oil" or "here comes the fish oil salesman". ...Read more

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Is tuna considered an omega 3 food?

Tuna is omega3: The best source of Omega 3 as far as fish is cold water fish like Salmon. The problem with tuna is the Mercury which sort of cancels the benefits. Get the best you can get ...Read more

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How much omega 3 can we consume a day?

How much omega 3 can we consume a day?

Omega 3: According to the fda, it is safe to take up to 3, 000mg of omega 3 (dpa and epa) per day. It’s not the same as 3, 000mg of fish oil. A 1, 000mg fish oil usually contains about 300-400mg of omega 3 (dpa and epa). One capsule of prescription omega 3 Lovaza 1, 000mg contains the total of 840mg of omega 3 (465mg of epa and 375mg of dha). The daily dose for Lovaza is 4 caps/day or 3, 360mg of omega 3/day. ...Read more

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Is it possible to take too much Omega 3?

Is it possible to take too much Omega 3?

More not better: Yes. Omega-3 in larger doses can have effect of blood thinner. Normal dose thought to be 2 to 3 grams a day. This gives good benefits of anti-oxidant and lowering lipids without anti-coagulant properties. Live healthy and be well! ...Read more

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Can I take omega 3-6-9's expired 8/2014?

Can I take omega 3-6-9's expired 8/2014?

Better to not: Oils go rancid and then are not good to consume. Even products that haven't reached an expiration date can go bad if not stored in cool dark conditions. ...Read more

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Would it be okay to take expired omega-3?

Would it be okay to take expired omega-3?

I wouldn't: It is never good to take or use expired medications or otc's. That is why there is an expiration date! Why take a chance? Don't do it! They are cheap, so don't you be cheap! Buy a new bottle. ...Read more

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