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FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION - Infant Overdose Risk With Liquid Vitamin D

Thursday, June 17, 2010 General News J E 4
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SILVER SPRING, Md., June 16 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning of the potential risk of overdosing infants with liquid vitamin D.

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Some liquid vitamin D supplement products come with droppers that could allow parents and caregivers to accidentally give harmful amounts of the vitamin to an infant. These droppers can hold a greater amount of liquid vitamin D than an infant should receive.

Get more information, including FDA's recommendations for giving safe doses of vitamin D to infants, at http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm214343.htm

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FDA Consumer Updates may be posted and published elsewhere without permission. Please credit "FDA Consumer Health Information (www.fda.gov/consumer)" as the source. FDA values feedback on its consumer health information. Send questions, comments, or story ideas to: consumerinfo@fda.hhs.gov.

Related Links:

Fortify Your Knowledge About Vitamins

Giving Medication to Children

Media Contact: Jason Brodsky, 301-796-8234; jason.brodsky@fda.hhs.gov

SOURCE U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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