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Cod Liver Oil (By mouth)

Cod Liver Oil (kod LI-ver oyl)

Published: March 1, 2016.

Provides vitamin A and vitamin D to maintain healthy bones, skin, eyes, and immune system.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to cod liver oil or to fish, or if you are younger than 18 years of age.

How to Use This Medicine

Capsule

  • Follow the instructions on the medicine label if you are using this medicine without a prescription.
  • It is best to take this medicine with food or milk.
  • Do not use this medicine if the seal is broken.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine

  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Tell your doctor if you have heart or liver disease, diabetes, a bleeding disorder such as hemophilia, kidney stones, an overactive parathyroid, or sarcoidosis.
  • Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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