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Worried about giving extra dose of zincovit drop to baby

Dear doctor, I was told to give zincovit drops to my baby.He is 3 months old. The dosage specified was 0.5 ml once per day. But Today morning I gave his 0.5 ml, and my mom gave him another 0.5 ml as she dint know that I had already given him his dose. So now i am worried wether the extra dose will be harmful for him. Please reply.
Asked On : Mon, 28 May 2012
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Thanks for posting your query.
Zincovit is a multivitamin supplement and mostly contains water soluble vitamin complexes.
Such vitamins when present in excess are removed by the body through urinary excretion .
Hence though you have given double dose , it was I understand only a one time accident and will not harm the baby .please do not panic but do take necessary precautions to avoid such mistake in future .
Also , remember that if a baby is breastfed, growing well and the mother has a nutritious diet then the baby does not need to take any additional supplements unless doctor suspects a nutritional deficiency .
Hope this information is helpful to you .
Wishing you and your baby good health .
Answered: Mon, 28 May 2012
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