This page contains brief details about the drug , it's indication, dosage & administaration, mechanism of action, related brands with strength, warnings and common side effects.

Background and Date of Approval

Docosahexaenoic acid + eicosapentaenoic acid is approved for medicinal use and helps to treat nutritional deficiencies and adjuvant for deficit disorder, inflammation, skin disorder, arthritis, depression and anxiety.

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Eicosapentaenoic acid+Docsahexaenoic acid exhibits antioxidant qualities and acts by producing prostaglandin and promoting healthy cell membranes. Prostaglandins is a chemical that supports healthy cardiovascular function and appropriate cellular activity. 

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It is used as an adjuvant to treat various health conditions such as attention deficit disorder, inflammation, skin disorder, arthritis, depression, and anxiety. Omega-3-Fatty acids help increase HDL (good cholesterol), decrease triglycerides, lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, and promote wound healing in burn victims. It is also used as a nutritional supplement.

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Take Eicosapentaenoic acid+Docsahexaenoic acid in a dose and duration prescribed by your physician. Avoid breaking or chewing the capsule. Instead, swallow it whole with a glass of water. Your doctor will decide the dose, route of administration, and frequency based on your disease condition and other factors.

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Eicosapentaenoic acid+ Docosahexaenoic acid is used with caution if you have liver disease and require dose adjustment. Avoid consuming alcohol while on treatment with  Eicosapentaenoic acid+ Docosahexaenoic acid as it may increase the risk of side effects and worsen the condition.


If you are breastfeeding, pregnant, or planning to get pregnant, ask for a doctor's advice before taking Eicosapentaenoic acid+Docsahexaenoic acid. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you are recently taking, including supplements and herbal medicines.

Side Effects

The common side effects that are experienced while you are on the treatment with Docosahexaenoic acid + eicosapentaenoic acid dizziness, nausea or vomiting, abdominal distension, pain, constipation, diarrhea, dyspepsia (indigestion), flatulence, eructation (gas release), heartburn. 

Word Of Advice

You should notify your doctor if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or fish oils to avoid life-threatening problems. Tell your doctor before the treatment commences, if you have bleeding disorders, diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), aspirin sensitivity, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat), have undergone surgery, trauma recently, and liver or kidney diseases. Tell your physician if you are using any blood pressure drugs or blood thinners. Also let your doctor know if you're pregnant or breastfeeding a baby. During treatment, your doctor may periodically check the levels of liver enzymes like ALT and AST.

Frequently Asked Question


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  3. Gerry Schwalfenberg; Omega-3 fatty acids Their beneficial role in cardiovascular health; Canadian Family Physician; Published on June 2006; Accessed on 24/08/2022;


The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice, it is meant for educational purposes only. For further details consult your doctor about your medical condition to know if you are eligible to receive this treatment.