Side Effects of Fish Oil


Fish Oil capsules contain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are found in oils from certain types of fish, vegetables, and other plant sources. These fatty acids are not made by the body and must be consumed in the diet. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids work by lowering the body’s production of triglycerides. High levels of triglycerides can lead to coronary artery disease, heart disease, and stroke.

Fish Oil are used together with diet and exercise to help lower triglyceride levels in the blood.

Do not use Fish Oil if you are allergic to fish or soybeans. Ask a doctor or pharmacist about using this medicine if you have:

  • diabetes;
  • liver disease;
  • a pancreas disorder;
  • underactive thyroid;
  • if you drink more than 2 alcoholic beverages per day.

Fish Oil side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Fish Oil: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using Fish Oil and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • chest pain; or
  • uneven heartbeats.

Less serious Fish Oil side effects may include:

  • back pain;
  • unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth;
  • upset stomach, belching; or
  • mild skin rash.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.


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