Docosahexaenoic acid

Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Nutritional supplementation
Adult: Usual dose range: 125-250 mg 1-2 times daily. Dosing instruction may vary according to the product used.
Special Precautions
Caution when used in patients with haemorrhagic disorders or asthmatic patients sensitive to aspirin. Monitor hepatic function in patients with hepatic impairment, especially in those on high doses.
Adverse Reactions
GI disturbances (especially at high doses) e.g. nausea, eructation, vomiting, abdominal distension, diarrhoea and constipation.
Drug Interactions
Monitor prothrombin time when used with anticoagulant medications (including warfarin), aspirin or aspirin-containing products, NSAIDs, antiplatelet agents (e.g. ticlopidine, clopidogrel, dipyridamole). May increase hypotension when used with antihypertensive medications.
Description: Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is a long-chain unsaturated fatty acid that is a member of the omega-3 family of fatty acids. DHA plays an important role in brain and retinal development in infants. It is also the most abundant unsaturated fatty acid found in the brain.
MIMS Class
Enteral/Nutritional Products
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