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Possible Interactions with: Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA)

Also listed as: ALA; Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA)

Interactions

If you are being treated with any of the following medications, you should not use alpha-linolenic acid without first talking to your health care provider.

Blood-thinning Medications -- Omega-3 fatty acids may increase the blood-thinning effects of warfarin (Coumadin), aspirin, or other blood-thinning medications, leading to the risk of increased bleeding. They should only be taken together under your doctor's supervision.

Cholesterol-lowering Medications -- Increasing the amount of omega-3 fatty acids in your diet may help a group of cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins work more effectively. Statins include:

  • Atorvastatin (Lipitor)
  • Rosuvastatin (Crestor)
  • Fluvastatin (Lescol)
  • Lovastatin (Mevacor)
  • Simvastatin (Zocor)
  • Pravastatin (Pravachol)
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