Maxepa generic name omega-3 polyunsaturated acids are also sold under brand names Icar Prenatal Essential Omega-3, Lovaza, Marine Lipid Concentrate, MaxEPA, Mi-Omega, Omacor, Proepa, Sea-Omega, Super-EPA, Thera Tears Nutrition.
These capsules contain omega-3 unpolysaturated fatty acids are found in oil from certain types of fish, vegetables and other plant sources. These acids are not made by the body and must be consumed in the diet and work by lowering the production of triglycerides in the body.
High levels of triglycerides can lead to coronary artery disease, heart disease and stroke.
It is suggested that moderate consumption of alcohol (2 dinks per day) is allowed when using Fish Oil products.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Do not use if you are allergic to fish or soybeans.
Before using this product advise your physician if you have diabetes, liver disease, pancreas disorder, underactive thyroid or if you drink more than 2 drinks of alcohol per day.
Less serious side effects are back pain, unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth, upset stomach, belching or mild skin rash. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, chest pain or uneven heartbeats. If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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