How does cod liver oil interact with other medications and foods?

Taking aspirin with cod liver oil may cause bleeding problems. Because cod liver oil may lower blood pressure and prevent blood clotting, drugs that accomplish these same goals, including antihypertensives and anticoagulants, may cause unsafe drops in blood pressure or blood-clotting ability. You should eat a low-fat, high-fiber diet while on cod liver oil.

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its, however, herbal supplements are not regulated by the FDA and can have dangerous side effects. They act like drugs once in your system and can affect metabolism, circulation and excretion of other substances in your body. It is important to discuss with your doctor if you are on prescription medications, are breastfeeding or have chronic illnesses and want to add herbal supplements to your health regimen.

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