Some people may find that their intestinal passage is temporarily faster, and have more than one bowel movement per day. More rarely, bowel movements during the first week may be soft or even liquid. If so, simply reduce the dose for one or two weeks, and then try the higher dose again to see if it is tolerable.
Omega-3 may cause a reduction in platelet aggregation. Ask your doctor for advice if you suffer blood coagulation disorders or if you are taking anticoagulant treatment, as the effects of the products may be potentiated. However, studies have not shown an increase in bleeding time with Omega-3 doses of up to 3g per day (that is 7 capsules of OM3menopause).
If you must undergo an operation, inform your doctor that you are taking this nutritional supplement.
When should OM3menopause not be used?
OM3menopause is not recommended for people with fish or shellfish allergies.
Patients with pancreatic disorders (congenital malformations of the pancreas, chronic or acute pancreatitis) should avoid the consumption of fat in general.
As such, taking OM3menopause, or indeed any other nutritional supplement based on essential fatty acids, is not recommended in these cases.
In the absence of any conclusive scientific data, this supplement is not recommended for children and pregnant or breast-feeding women: seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist.
The only interaction Omega-3 is likely to have is with anticoagulants and possibly aspirin, where it can theoretically enhance the reduction in blood viscosity. You should therefore inform your doctor that you intend to take Omega-3 supplements and ask him or her to adjust the anti-coagulant treatment accordingly. (Generally this will be by reducing the dose of medication, so that the results of coagulation tests or the bleeding time stay the same.)
On the other hand, Omega-3 is perfectly compatible with psychiatric medication such as anti-depressants (Prozac, Zoloft, Deroxat, Seropram, etc.), lithium, neuroleptics (Zyprexa, Haldol et al.), as well as being compatible with hormone replacement therapy.