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Docosahexaenoic acid(DHA)

INFORMATION

Uses

Docosahexaenoic acid(DHA) is used in nutritional defeciencies.

How it 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.

Common side effects

Allergy, Heartburn, Weight gain, Nausea, Diarrhoea

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Expert advice

  • 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.


Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)