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Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids is also known as: Animi-3, Divista, Dry Eye Omega Benefits, EPA Fish Oil, Fish Oil, Fish Oil Ultra, Icar Prenatal Essential Omega-3, Lovaza, Marine Lipid Concentrate, MaxEPA, MaxiTears Dry Eye Formula, MaxiVision Omega-3 Formula, Mi-Omega, Mi-Omega NF, Omacor, Omega 3-6-9 Complex, Omega Essentials, Omega-3, Omega-500, Proepa, Sea-Omega, Sea-Omega 30, Sea-Omega 70, Super-EPA, TheraTears Nutrition

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids Pregnancy Warnings

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids have not been formally assigned to a pregnancy category by the FDA. Omega-3-acid ethyl esters (Omacor, Lovaza) have been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies on omega-3-acid ethyl esters (Omacor) have revealed evidence of embryocidal effects, decreased live births, and decreased survival to postnatal day. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids should only be given during pregnancy when benefits outweigh risks.

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids into human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution is recommended if omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are administered to a woman who is breast-feeding.

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