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Should I tell my doctor I am taking flaxseed oil?

As with any nutritional supplement, it is a good idea to tell your doctor you are taking flaxseed oil. Your doctor can tell you about possible drug interactions and flaxseed oil risks that might likely affect you, given the other medications you take and your health profile. Your doctor can also recommend other ways to treat or prevent your medical condition if flaxseed oil is not right for you.

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