Does omega-6 fatty acid interact with other medications?

Yes, omega-6 fatty acid may interact with the following:
  • Anesthetics -- If you're taking an anesthetic for a surgery, do not take omega-6 fatty acid at the same time. The combination can cause seizures.
  • Blood thinners -- If you take blood thinners and omega 6 fatty acid at the same time, you could be at risk of bleeding.
  • Ceftazidime -- The antibiotic ceftazidime can be made less effective when combined with omega-6 fatty acid.
  • Immune system suppressants -- If you take Cyclosporine, a medication given to organ transplant patients to boost their immunity, and omega-6 fatty acid at the same time, the Cyclosporine might become less effective.
  • Chemotherapy -- Negative side effects of chemotherapy can be increased by omega-6 fatty acid.

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