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Gesticare DHA Drug Interactions

Gesticare DHA Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Gesticare DHA is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Bisphosphonates
The minerals in Gesticare DHA may decrease the absorption of bisphosphonates into the body. However, bisphosphonates are usually not recommended for pregnant women, so this is not usually a problem. In the unlikely event that your healthcare provider recommends that you take Gesticare DHA and a bisphosphonate, take Gesticare DHA at least two hours after your bisphosphonate dose.

This interaction is not a concern with injected bisphosphonates.
Fluoroquinolone ("Quinolone") Antibiotics
The minerals in Gesticare DHA may prevent fluoroquinolone antibiotics from being absorbed into the body as well as they normally should. If your healthcare provider recommends that you take both Gesticare DHA and a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, take the antibiotic at least two hours before or six hours after your Gesticare DHA dosage.
Medications That "Thin" the Blood
In theory, the docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in Gesticare DHA may increase the risk of bleeding when taken with medications that thin the blood (such as antiplatelet and anticoagulant medications). If your healthcare provider tells you to take Gesticare DHA with a medication that thins the blood, be sure to watch for and report any unusual bleeding or bruising.
Tetracycline Antibiotics
The minerals in Gesticare DHA may prevent tetracycline antibiotics from being absorbed into the body. If your healthcare provider recommends that you take both Gesticare DHA and a tetracycline antibiotic, take the antibiotic at least two hours before or six hours after your Gesticare DHA dose. Keep in mind that tetracycline antibiotics are usually not recommended for pregnant women.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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