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What is Linseed Oil used for?

Linseed Oil capsules have been used to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels and to reduce the risk of heart disease. Linseed Oil capsules contain plant-based omega-3 fatty acids called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).

Linseed Oil capsules may also act as an anti-inflammatory agent and has been tried to treat rheumatoid arthritis. People also take Linseed oil capsules for dry eyes.

Linseed Oil capsules may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Linseed Oil capsule?

The dosage of Linseed Oil capsule prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Linseed Oil capsule can be taken with food. Make sure to drink plenty of water while taking this product.

What if you miss a dose of Linseed Oil capsule?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Linseed Oil capsule in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this product, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses to catch up for the missed dose.

What if you overdose on Linseed Oil capsule?

Any product taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Linseed Oil capsule, seek medical attention immediately.

Overdose symptoms of Linseed Oil capsules may include increased risk of bleeding, black stools, easy bruising and changes in vision or speech.

What other drugs could interact with Linseed Oil capsule?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Linseed Oil capsules.

Linseed Oil capsules can interact with the following types of medicines: antiplatelet drugs, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and high blood pressure medications.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications (over-the-counter products) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, which may increase the effect of Linseed Oil, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Linseed Oil capsule?

Like other medicines, Linseed Oil capsules can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Linseed Oil are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Linseed Oil capsules cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Linseed Oil develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

When taken in large doses, Linseed Oil capsules may cause side effects, including signs of bleeding (easy bruising), diarrhea, black stools, bright-red blood in the stool, and signs of a hemorrhagic stroke (severe headache, weakness in an arm/leg). This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Linseed Oil capsules.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Linseed Oil capsule?

Is it possible for me to take Linseed Oil capsules with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Linseed Oil capsules?
What are the possible drug interactions of Linseed Oil?
How will Linseed Oil work in my body?
How should Linseed Oil be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Linseed Oil drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Linseed Oil is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

Before taking Linseed Oil capsule, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Also, if you have any of the following health conditions, consult your doctor: bleeding disorders, high triglycerides, uterus problems, intestinal problems and certain types of cancer (breast cancer, uterine cancer).


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