What is this medicine?
COD LIVER OIL (kod LIV er oil) is a dietary supplement. It contains omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, and vitamin D. Some products may have other nutrients. This product is not approved by the FDA for any medical uses. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol
- if you frequently drink alcohol containing drinks
- kidney disease
- liver disease
- stomach problems
- an unusual or allergic reaction to cod liver oil, fish, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medicine?
Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the product label or talk to your health care provider. You can take it with or without food. Use a specially marked spoon or container to measure each dose. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Household spoons are not accurate. Do not take more than the recommended amount.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medicine?
- additional vitamin A or vitamin D
- medicines for kidney disease or promoting bone health, like calcitriol or doxercalciferol
- medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
See your doctor regularly. Tell all of your healthcare providers that you are taking this supplement.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- changes in vision
- dark urine
-unusual bleeding or bruising
- yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- bad breath
- dry skin
- metallic taste
- stomach upset
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature. Follow the product label. Protect from moisture. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children,
never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.