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Generic Name: Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids [Omega-3 POL-ee-un-SAT-yoo-ray-ted FAT ee AS IDs ]

Brand names: Animi-3, Cardio Omega Benefits Dry Eye Omega Benefits and BP Vit 3.
Drug class Nutraceutical products

What is Maxepa?

Adults can use maxepa prescriptions in conjunction with their diet to lower blood triglyceride concentrations. Maxepa can be combined with other vitamins as a nutritional supplement for adults and children. Maxepa can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Maxepa

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: difficulty breathing, swelling in your face, lips, or throat, or hives.

Maxepa can cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  •          Chest pain; or
  •          Uneven heartbeats.
  •          Maxepa can cause the following side effects:
  •          Burping is a change in taste.
  •          Loss of appetite
  •          Diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach
  •          Backache
  •          Dry Mouth.

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. The FDA can be contacted at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report side effects.


Follow all the instructions on the package and label. Inform your healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medications, have a medical condition, or use other drugs.

Before you take this drug

If you have an allergy to maxepa or any of its ingredients, such as soy, shellfish, fish, or even maxepa itself, then you should avoid using maxepa.If you have any concerns about your health, consult with your doctor or pharmacist prior to taking maxepa.

Tell your doctor about any of the following:

  •          Diabetes;
  •         Anemia (low blood red cells) is a common cause of bleeding.
  •         A heart rhythm disorder.
  •         A pancreas disorder;
  •         Thyroid underactivity
  •         Liver disease.

Ask your doctor whether it is safe for you to breastfeed while taking maxepa. Do not give maxepa to children without consulting a physician.

How to take Maxepa?

Read all instructions or guides that come with your medication and follow all directions. Follow the directions on the label to use your medicine. Use only the recommended dosage.The daily recommended dose of polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids varies with age. Please follow the instructions of your healthcare provider. For more information, you can consult the Office of Dietary Supplements of the NIH or the USDA Nutrient Database of Recommended Daily Allowances.

It is not recommended that you use OTC products to replace the medication prescribed by your doctor. You can ask your doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider whether it's safe to use the product. Take with food Do not open, crush, chew, or break the capsule.The chewable tablet must be chewed before it can be swallowed. Use the measuring device provided to measure liquid medicines (not a spoon from your kitchen).If you change the brand, strength, or form of a medicine, your dose requirements may be different. Use the medication exactly as directed by the label or your doctor.Diet, exercise, weight management, and blood tests may be part of your treatment. Inform your doctor of any planned surgery.Store away from moisture, heat, and light. Do not let it freeze.

What happens if I miss a dose?

If you are almost due for your next dose, skip the missed one. Never take two doses of the same medicine at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.

What should be avoided?

If your doctor prescribes any restrictions regarding food, beverage, or activity, follow their instructions. Maxepa should not be taken with herbal or health supplements, which can affect blood clotting. Angelica (dong-quai), clove, capsicums, dandelions, ginkgos, horse chestnuts, ginsengs, ginkgos, garlic, gingers, dandelions, evening primroses, gingers, dandelions, saw palmettos, turmerics, willow, red clovers, saw palmettos, willow, and dandelion

Interaction with other drugs.

You should not take maxepa unless you have been prescribed by a doctor if you use any of the medications listed below:  Medicines used to prevent blood clots include alteplase, clopidogrel, dipyridamole, and others.A blood thinner—warfarin, Coumadin. Jantoven. Apixaban. Rivaroxaban. Dabigatran. This list is incomplete. Maxepa may be affected by other drugs, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. This list does not include all possible drug interactions.