Docosahexaenoic acid ( dha )

Docosahexaenoic acid ( dha ) is used in the treatment of ADD, age-related mental decline, Alzheimer's disease, cognitive decline associated with alcoholism, congenital disorders, dyslexia, depression, mood disorders, postpartum depression, and vision disorders.
Docosahexaenoic acid ( dha ) is a fatty acid essential for mental and visual function. It is the primary structural fatty acid in the gray matter of the brain and retina of the eye and is important for signal transmission in the brain, eye and nervous system. Low levels of dha have been correlated with changes in disposition, memory loss, visual function and other neurological conditions.

CLASS: Omega-3 fatty acid.
Other name: Docosahexaenoic acid ( dha ).
Type: Age-related mental decline.


Dosages: Actual dosage must be determined by a physician.

Start: 100 mg.
Increases:  Determined by a physician and as needed .
Maximum: 4 grams.

Normal dosage: 100mg to 200mg daily.

Problems with:
Liver Function:  N/A
Kidney Function:  N/A

Before taking:  N/A
While taking: Cholesterol levels.

Take With: A full glass of water.

Full Benefits In: In several weeks.

Missed Dose(s): If within one hour take, if over an hour skip and then continue on your normal schedule.
Never Take a Double Dose.

If Stop Taking: Consulting your physician.

Overdose symptoms include: N/A
Overdose if Untreated : N/A


Avoid alcohol while taking this drug.

Do not take this drug if you are or have taken an MAO inhibitor in the last 2 weeks.

Do not take this drug if you have a bleeding disorder such as hemophilia or a tendency to hemorrhage.

Do not give this drug to anyone under six months old. Only use drug in small doses at first if over sixty and with close monitoring.

Do not take this drug before any type of surgery.

Do not use if: You have a bleeding disorder such as hemophilia or a tendency to hemorrhage.

Inform your Doctor if:

  • you had negative reactions to this drug in the past.
  • if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription drug;
  • if you plan to be under anesthesia or having any surgery in the next few months, also if you will be undergoing any medical tests. 
  • if you are on a special diet ( low-salt / low-sugar or any other ).

Docosahexaenoic acid ( Symptoms or Effects )

Common: Belching, diarrhea, fishy odor, fishy taste, and upset stomach.


See physician always: Uncontrollable bleeding.

See physician if severe:  Belching, diarrhea, fishy odor, fishy taste, and upset stomach.

See physician NOW: Uncontrollable bleeding.

Stop taking and see physician NOW: Uncontrollable bleeding.

Docosahexaenoic acid ( Drug Interactions )

  • Blood-thinners
  • Aspirin, Coumadin, garlic, and ginkgo.



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