What should I know before taking omega-3 acid ethyl esters?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

If you are allergic to fish or shellfish, an omega-3-acid ethyl ester may not be a good option for you.

If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or may be pregnant, be aware that it is not known if omega-3 acid ethyl esters are safe for pregnant women.

Omega-3-acid ethyl esters are passed into breast milk and may not be a good option for breastfeeding moms.

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