Docosahexaenoic acid

Active ingredient description

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid that is a primary structural component of the human brain, cerebral cortex, skin, and retina. It can be synthesized from alpha-linolenic acid or obtained directly from maternal milk (breast milk), fish oil, or algae oil.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
Omega-3-triglycerides incl. other esters and acids
C Cardiovascular system → C10 Lipid modifying agents → C10A Lipid modifying agents, plain → C10AX Other lipid modifying agents
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Docosahexaenoic acid is found within below combination drugs:

ACEOMEG , OMACOR , TEROMEG

2D molecular structure

2D representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Unique ingredient identifier (UNII)

D87YGH4Z0Q - OMEGA-3-ACID ETHYL ESTERS

SNOMED-CT

226368001 - Docosahexaenoic acid (substance)