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Should I let my doctor know I am taking omega-3 supplements?

Yes, since there are certain medications that omega-3 fatty acids can interact with, you should tell your doctor. In addition, certain medical conditions may warrant higher than normal dosages of omega-3 fatty acids, so your doctor will need to be made aware if you are already taking supplements. High doses may also make someone more prone to bleeding, which would be vital information to supply your doctor should you require any surgery.

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