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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.
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
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
Omega Fatty Acids: Yes. Of course.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I don't eat any kind of sea food (fish, ...)what should I take to compense my body' needs like omega 3 or vitamins ? And is that necessary for brain ?
Omega 3 fats: Omega 3 fats are essential for humans because we cannot make them -- they must come from our diets or supplements. They are highly concentrated in brain, and needed for its optimal function . You can take fish oil supplements -- at least 1-2 grams/day of epa and 500mg/day of dha (major omega 3 components in fish oil). There are also plant-based forms. http://tinyurl.com/ne78c3l. ...Read more
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
Can I do a test for omega 3 in my body , i mean in blood test. And how much wants the fish oil to compense my needs if i don't eat any sea food ?
No need: Omegas have been recently discredited as cardiovascular protectors. A large study completed this year by the nih found no improvement in outcomes. So the demographic data that has indicated beneficial results of seafood consumption still applies; so eat ocean fish, not omegas. ...Read more
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
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
Can i take fish 1200mg 720mg omega 3 with medication i'm on I am taking clonzepam remeron inderal (propranolol) and Prilosec ?
What kinda omega 3 should I get at the local drug store? And how much should I take daily? I'm 19 male.
A waste of money: At your age, there is no reason to take this supplement. ...Read more
Yes.: They can be taken together!Get a more detailed answer ›
Apart from blood thinners are there any drugs that should be avoided when taking high dose omega 3? (1000mg EPA & 500mg DHA)
Are there any dangerous side effects If a depressed patient use Omega-3 1400mg once daily... He has no other diseases & no drugs sensitivity.
Is it okay to take Seven Seas Once a day Cod Liver Oil with omega 3 in addition to a multivitamin?
Sure: You can take these as you like. Good luck and stay healthy. ...Read more
After a diet period for 43 yr old male my lipid lab tests came as tc 220, tg 233, HDL 33, LDL 140, am taking omega 3 and turmeric, do I need a drug?
Yes: These values suggest an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. If i had those values, i would be on a statin. ...Read more
Omega-3: Omega-3 is the best supplement for reducint inflammatory responses in your body. It is generally best to get this from natural food sources rather than a pill supplement. Examples include: walnuts, salmon, sardines, soybeans, halibut, scallops, shrimp. ...Read more
Yes: Omega 3 fatty acids do a lot of good things, including lowering triglycerides. They have antiinflammatory effects. They are used frequently in people with diabetes. Although recent studies on prevention of heart disease were disappointing, there are still a number of benefits to taking fish oils. Of course, attention to an overall healthy diet is important. ...Read more
Most all-Omega 6 & 9: (meaning a double bond every 6th or 9th carbon to carbon bond within the carbon backbone of the fat molecule) are common in many plant based oils. The issue is intake ratio of too few Omega 3 oils, esp. eicosapentaenoic acid which largely comes from phytoplankton in the oceans (oxymetazoline) & humans can collect from fish because it moves up the food chain. supplement eicosapentaenoic acid but Not the others. ...Read more
Yes and No and Yes: Yes. They are good for us. But do we know all the reasons why yet? Probably not. Do we know the best way or dose to take them? Probably not. Lots of science yet to parse this out a bit better. ...Read more
Omega 3's R for: Lowering lipids, especially triglycerides. Generally recommended to take 1000 mg 2-4 times a day. Watch for easy bruising or bleeding (possibly side effect). Better to get omega 3s from fish like anchovies, bluefish, carp, catfish, halibut, herring, lake trout, mackerel, pompano, salmon, striped sea bass, tuna (albacore), & whitefish. Plants w/ alpha-linolenic acid (tofu, soybeans, walnuts, canola. ...Read more
What to eat or do to boost focus n memory for study besides exercise slp well n omega 6. Anything else that can help in study.Thanks?
Suntheanine is an l-theanine extract that causes Alpha wave production when at rest and suppresses Alpha waves when on task helping focus.
L-theanine is an Amino Acid - an all natural product. ...Read more
No: They tend to lower the trigyceridesGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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