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Q. Can Omega-3 fish oil capsules be given to a 4 year old kid?

Answered by
Dr. Rakesh Mittal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 26, 2016 and last reviewed on: Dec 19, 2019

Hi doctor,

Can Omega-3 fish oil capsules be given to a 4 year 2 months old boy? In what dosage should it be given? Does Omega-3 fish oil capsules and DHA control focal seizure? Please guide.

Dr. Rakesh Mittal

Child Health Medical Oncology Paediatrics
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Hello,

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  • Omega-3 fish oil adult preparations cannot be used in small children.
  • There are special preparations for children with various flavors. And also it should not be used without prescription.
  • There is no evidence that it can be used to prevent focal seizures. It is a nutritional supplement.

For further information consult a paediatrician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/paediatrician


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