Omacor and Alcohol
Omacor generic name omega-3 polyunstaurated fatty acids is also sold under brand names Animi-3, Fish Oil, Icar Prenatal Essential Omega-3, Lovaza, Marine Lipid Concentrate, MaxEPA, Mi-Omega, Omacor, Proepa, Sea-Omega, Super-EPA and Thera Tears Nutrition.
These fatty acids are found in oil from certain types of fish, vegetables and other plant sources but are not made by the body and must be consumed in the diet.
Omacor works to lower the body’s production of triglycerides as these high levels can cause to coronary artery disease, heart disease and stroke.
The purpose of this drug used with exercise and diet is to help lower triglyceride levels in the blood.
It is suggested moderate drinking only as the effectiveness of the drug could be comprised and the side effects of the drug may be greatly increased. This is an extended release tablet type drug which is a once daily antidepressant treatment for a major depressive disorder for adults.
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. If 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 or over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before using Omacor, advise your physician if you are allergic to this or any other drug or substance, are pregnant, plan to be so, are breastfeeding, using any other drug, have diabetes, liver disease, pancreas disorder, underactive thyroid or drink more than two drinks per day.
Less serious side effects are back pain, unpleasant taste in mouth, upset stomach, belching or mild skin rash. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, chest pain or uneven heartbeats.If these occur get emergency medical help.
Omacor and Alcohol
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