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Medicine Overview of Efastenol Capsule

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Side effects of Eicosapentaenoic Acid

Common

Nausea, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Belching, Vomiting, Constipation, Diarrhoea.

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How to use Eicosapentaenoic Acid

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Efastenol Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Efastenol Capsule works

The omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid is long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which compete with arachidonic acid for inclusion in cyclo-oxygenase and lipoxygenase pathways. It's actions include hypolipidaemic action (especially a reduction in plasma triglycerides) by reducing very-low-density lipoproteins; anti-inflammatory action, attributed to effects on leukotriene synthesis; and antiplatelet effect, attributed to effects on prostanoid synthesis, which promote vasodilatation, reduction in platelet aggregation, increased bleeding time and decreased platelet counts.
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Uses of Docosahexaenoic acid(DHA)

Docosahexaenoic acid(DHA) is used in nutritional deficiencies.
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Side effects of Docosahexaenoic acid(DHA)

Common

Allergy, Heartburn, Weight gain, Nausea, Diarrhoea.

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How to use Docosahexaenoic acid(DHA)

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Efastenol Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Efastenol Capsule works

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) belongs to the class of medications called as nutritional supplements. DHA plays a vital role in the brain development. DHA decreases cholesterol and triglyceride levels, inhibits platelet aggregation and oxidation of LDL, decreases the synthesis of inflammatory markers such as prostaglandins. Overall, DHA plays a vital role in reducing the heart and circulatory disease risks.

In Depth Information on Efastenol Capsule

Expert advice for Docosahexaenoic acid(DHA)

  • Tell your doctor if you have diabetes.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any allergic symptoms.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to DHA or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if having problem with aspirin-sensitivity and hypertension.
  • Do not take if allergic to fish products.
Efastenol Capsule related warnings
Special precautions for Efastenol Capsule
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Efastenol Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Efastenol Capsule is safe to use during lactation. Human st
udies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving
It is not known whether Efastenol Capsule alters the ability
to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney
Efastenol Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with k
idney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Efastenol Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Efastenol Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with l
iver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Efastenol Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Substitutes for Efastenol

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