Prenate DHA Warnings and Precautions
People who are anemic or who are allergic to fish should talk to their healthcare provider before taking Prenate DHA. Warnings and precautions also extend to people who have a bleeding disorder or any other allergies. Also, make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking (including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements).
Prenate DHA: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Prenate DHA® if you have:
- A bleeding disorder
- An allergy to fish
- Any other allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Specific Precautions and Warnings for Prenate DHASome warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to taking Prenate DHA include the following:
- High doses of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oils (like the kind in Prenate DHA) can increase the risk of bleeding, although this is not expected to be a problem at the recommended Prenate DHA dosage. However, if you have a bleeding disorder, please discuss this with your healthcare provider before taking Prenate DHA.
- Prenate DHA contains omega-3 fatty acids that are derived from fish oil. Check with your healthcare provider before taking Prenate DHA if you are allergic to fish.
- Prenate DHA contains folic acid, which can mask certain types of anemia. This means that if you take enough folic acid, certain types of anemia may not show up on blood tests. However, this does not apply to all types of anemia. If you have anemia, check with your healthcare provider before taking Prenate DHA.
- Prenate DHA can potentially interact with a few other medications (see Prenate DHA Drug Interactions).
- Prenate DHA is usually considered safe for women who are breastfeeding (see Prenate DHA and Breastfeeding).