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08-18-2013, 06:58 PM   #1
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Mixing Krill oil and Imuran

Hi Guys ,needing some input. Im on 150 mg's of Imuran and wanted to add krill oil, any advice on how this may interact with my meds as in side effects?? Also I have low blood pressure . Thanks in advance
08-18-2013, 07:14 PM   #2
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My son took krill oil at the same time as Imuran for a while. There were no side effects from the combo except for fishy burps which he did NOT like.
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Past Treatments: Prednisone, Flagyl, Cipro, Pentasa, exclusive EN via NG tube (6 weeks), Prevacid, Iberogast (20 drops twice a day) and high doses of vitamin B2.
08-18-2013, 08:04 PM   #3
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Thankyou. I read where I shouldn't take it because its a form of blood thinner. Success to your son.
08-18-2013, 10:58 PM   #4
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What other omega-3 oils are there that you can take that do not give the fishy burp?
08-20-2013, 01:21 PM   #5
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if you are trying to avoid "fishy burp" , look for capsules that are enteric coated.

They are more likely to survive whole in your stomach and break free once it hits the lower part of your digestive system, thus reducing the fishy burp symptom. The bottle/package should identify whether or not the capsule is enteric coated.
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08-24-2013, 07:49 PM   #6
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I have used the Kirkland Brand from Costco (Canada) and have not had the "fishy burp".
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