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Does metformin contain fish oil?

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MeggieGirl 30 Jun 2016

I think you're posting this question not because you want fish oil but because you are one of those individuals who happens to have a bottle of metformin that really really stinks. This has to do with your olfactory senses and also the brand or manufacturer of the Metformin, and whether you're using brand-name or generic. The drug itself does not contain fish oil but many people identify it as smelling fishy and they become nauseated and vomit... have all different kinds of symptoms.

They usually find that changing to a different brand name fixes the problem. Or, changing from immediate release to extended-release fixes the problem.

If you were actually looking to add fish oil to your diet, look for the highest possible formulation of DHA and EPA. Those are fatty acid's that are essentially critical to any fish oil we would want to purchase. We are basically taking fish oil for no good reason if it doesn't have the heart brain and overall health benefits.

I hope this helps! Meggie

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