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Posted on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: My wife is taking xeralto, and has hypertension leyden 5 deficiency, hypercholesterolemia,high triglycerides, Previous bilat PE, following dvt. Any benefit or contraindication to fish oil tabs?

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Answered by Dr. Sameer Maheshwari 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No contraindications

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome.
This is Dr Sameer, cardiologist.
Fish oil contains omega 3 Fatty Acid (eicosapentanoic acid & docosahexanoic acid) and acts as anti inflammatory, antioxidant, decrease platelet aggregation & inhibit plaque formation (and thus inhibit/stop progression of clot formation).

It is well indicated and beneficial for peoples with hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, or history of coronary disease.
Their is no such contraindication but should be avoided by immunocompromised individuals.

So Fish oil is good & can be safely taken by your wife.
Thanks & take care
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