It is not known how to best treat a flaxseed oil overdose. Therefore, treatment (if necessary) will involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For instance, if an overdose caused bleeding, then supportive treatment would include medications or procedures to stop the bleeding.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you may have overdosed on flaxseed oil.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
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Jellin JM, editor. Pharmacist's Letter/Prescriber's Letter Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Web site. Available at: http://naturaldatabase.com/. Accessed January 15, 2008.
National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine. National Institutes of Health. Herbs at a glance: flaxseed oil and flaxseed oil oil (May 2006). NCCAM Web site. Available at: http://nccam.nih.gov/health/flaxseed oil/. Accessed January 15, 2008.
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