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    Side Effects of Prescription Omega-3s

    Common side effects of prescription omega-3s vary according to the type of prescription.

    Side effects of Epanova include:

    Side effects of Lovaza include:

    A common side effect of Vascepa is joint pain.

    Prescription omega-3 fatty acids or high doses of omega-3 supplements may also affect the blood's ability to clot. People who take blood-thinning medications should be aware of this precaution if they also take omega-3s. Talk to your doctor if you take blood thinning medicines, such as Coumadin ( warfarin) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ( NSAIDs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen.

    Omega-3 fatty acids lower high triglyceride levels, but brands that contain DHA may raise levels of LDL "bad" cholesterol. This could be a problem if you also have high cholesterol, which often goes hand-in-hand with high triglycerides.

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