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My wife is pregnant and her doctor recommended an omega-3 supplement. Are all omega-3 supplements mercury-free?

Related Topics: Pregnancy, Omega-3, Supplement

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American Pharmacists Association
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I would be very careful with this and actually advise you to double check with the doctor and ask why he wants this supplement. Omega-3 is pregnancy Category C which means we do not have enough data available and that the risks versus the benefits must be carefully evaluated. It's better to be safe than sorry.

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