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Omega-3 Drug Interactions

When orlistat or medications that "thin" the blood are taken in conjunction with omega-3, drug interactions could occur. These interactions can either increase your risk of bleeding or block the absorption of omega-3 fatty acids into the body. Some of the anticoagulant or antiplatelet medications that may cause drug interactions with omega-3 include heparin, aspirin, warfarin, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

An Introduction to Omega-3 Drug Interactions

Even though they are "natural" products, omega-3 fatty acid supplements can potentially interact with several medicines. Some of the medicines that may lead to omega-3 drug interactions include:
  • Medications that "thin" the blood (such as anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs), such as:
      • Alteplase (Activase®)
      • Reteplase (Retavase®)
      • Streptokinase (Streptase®)
      • Tenecteplase (TNKase®)
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