Cod liver oil
- Drugs List
- Therapeutic Indications
- Precautions and Warnings
- Pregnancy and Lactation
UsesVitamin deficiency - multiple
Symptomatic relief of muscular and joint stiffness and aches.
Mild to Moderate Deficiency
1-3 capsules three times a day depending on age and the severity of the deficiency
5-10ml liquid per day depending on age and the severity of the deficiency.
1-2 capsules three times a day before meals
10ml liquid per day.
Women who are pregnant, lactating or likely to become pregnant should take 1 capsule three times a day or 5ml of the flavoured syrup per day (see ' Pregnancy' and 'Lactation' section). The manufacturers of pure cod liver oil recommend that it should not be taken during pregnancy
Not all brands are licensed for all indications and in all age groups.
1-2 capsules three times a day before meals for children over 6 years old
5ml of the flavoured syrup per day in children over 4 years old.
The manufacturers of pure cod liver oil do not recommend its use by children under 15 years of age.
Additional Dosage Information
Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy - all trimesters (see 'Pregnancy' section)
Lactation (see 'Lactation' section)
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Pregnancy and Lactation
PregnancyUse with caution during pregnancy.
Doses of vitamins, A, D and E in excess of those recommended should be avoided during pregnancy.
Use with caution during pregnancy.
Doses of vitamins, A, D and E in excess of those recommended should be avoided during lactation.
It is strongly recommended that the UK National Poisons Information Service be consulted on cases of suspected or actual overdose where there is doubt over the degree of risk or about appropriate management.
The following number will direct the caller to the relevant local centre (0844) 892 0111
Information may be obtained if you have access to ToxBase the primary clinical toxicology database of the National Poisons Information Service. This is available via password on the internet (https://www.toxbase.org/).
Shelf Life and Storage
Store under cool conditions at or below 25 degrees C
Protect from sunlight and direct heat
Summary of Product Characteristics for Seven Seas Orange Syrup & Cod Liver Oil from Seven Seas Healthcare dated November 2004
Summary of Product Characteristics for Seven Seas Cod Liver Oil capsules from Seven Seas Healthcare dated November 2004
Summary of Product Characteristics for Seven Seas Pure Cod Liver Oil from Seven Seas Healthcare dated September 2004
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