Fish oils come from fatty or oily fish, such as trout, mackerel, tuna, herring, sardines, and salmon. They contain omega-3 fatty acids, and many contain vitamins A and D.
Many people use fish oil and omega-3 supplements because they believe that they have health benefits.
Omega-3 fatty acids are thought to help reduce the risk of heart disease. They have been used along with diet and exercise to help lower levels of a certain blood fat (triglyceride) and to raise levels of “good” cholesterol (HDL).
Some supplement products have been found to contain possibly harmful impurities/additives. Check with your pharmacist for more details about the brand you use.
The US Food and Drug Administration has not reviewed this product for safety or effectiveness. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
How to use OMEGA-3 fish oil
Take this product by mouth as directed. Follow all directions on the package label. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
If you are using the enteric-coated capsules, swallow the capsules whole. If you are using the omega 3 softgel capsules chewable form of this product, chew thoroughly before swallowing.
If you are using the liquid form of this medication, carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. Some brands of this medication should be shaken well before each use.
If your condition persists or worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.