If you are taking blood pressure medication and considering taking fish oil supplements, it’s important to talk to your doctor or a qualified healthcare professional first. Fish oil supplements may interact with blood pressure medications, and your doctor can help you determine the appropriate dosage and whether it’s safe to take both.
Some studies suggest that fish oil supplements may help lower blood pressure in people with hypertension, which is why some people may consider taking fish oil supplements in addition to their blood pressure medication. However, this can also increase the risk of hypotension (low blood pressure), especially if you are taking high doses of both.
Additionally, some blood pressure medications, such as ACE inhibitors and diuretics, may increase potassium levels in the body. Fish oil supplements may also increase potassium levels, and taking both together may lead to high potassium levels in the body (hyperkalemia). This can be dangerous, especially for people with kidney disease or other underlying health conditions.
Therefore, it’s important to work closely with your doctor to determine the appropriate dosage of fish oil supplements and blood pressure medication for your specific needs and to monitor your blood pressure and potassium levels regularly.