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What are the side effects with omega-3 fish oil?

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Side effects from omega-3 fish oil may include:

Taking more than 3 grams of fish oil daily may increase the risk of bleeding.

  • A fishy taste in your mouth
  • Fishy breath
  • An upset stomach
  • Loose stools
  • Nausea

SOURCES:

National Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Fish Oil."

American Heart Association: "Fish and Omega 3 Fatty Acids."

Geleijnse J.M. 2002; vol 20: p 1493. J Hypertens,

Oh R. , 2005; vol 18: pp 28-36. The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on April 2, 2019

SOURCES:

National Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Fish Oil."

American Heart Association: "Fish and Omega 3 Fatty Acids."

Geleijnse J.M. 2002; vol 20: p 1493. J Hypertens,

Oh R. , 2005; vol 18: pp 28-36. The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on April 2, 2019

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