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Table 3 Adverse events

From: A randomized, placebo controlled trial of omega-3 fatty acids in the treatment of young children with autism

Omega-3 Placebo
Neuropsychiatric disorders Neuropsychiatric disorders
• Overactivity (3) • Decreased energy (2)
• Decreased energy (4) • Social communicative intent loss (1)
• Social communicative intent loss (1) • Increased emotional lability (3)
• Starring spell (1) • Increase irritability/anger/aggression (4)
• Headache (1)  
• Stuttering (1)  
• Increase emotional lability (1)  
• Increase irritability/anger/aggression (10)  
Sleep disturbances Sleep disturbances
• Initial insomnia (6) • Initial insomnia (4)
• Mid-cycle insomnia (6) • Mid-cycle insomnia (3)
• Early awakening (1) • Nightmares (1)
• Non-restorative sleep (1)  
• Nightmares (1)  
Nutritional and gastrointestinal disorders Nutritional and gastrointestinal disorders
• Increased appetite (1) • Decreased appetite (3)
• Decreased appetite (7) • Abdominal pain (4)
• Decreased dietary variety (1) • Vomiting (3)
• Abdominal pain (6) • Diarrhea (9)
• Regurgitation (1) • Constipation (7)
• Vomiting (4)  
• Diarrhea (5)  
• Constipation (7)  
Eyes, ears, nose, teeth, and throat Eyes, ears, nose, teeth, and throat
• Eye swelling (1) • Red eyes (1)
• Nearsightedness (1) • Nose bleed (3)
• Eye surgery (1) • Tonsillectomy (1)
• Earache (3)  
Allergic Allergic
• Nasal congestion (2) • Nasal congestion (1)
• Cough (3) • Cough (4)
Urogenital disorders Urogenital disorders
• Day time wetting (1) • Pain on urination (1)
  • Change in urine colour (1)
Musculoskeletal disorders Musculoskeletal disorders
• Muscle ache (1) • Left knee injury (1)
• Right leg internal rotation (2)  
Skin and subcutaneous disorders Skin and subcutaneous disorders
• Rash (10) • Rash (9)
• Eczema (2) • Eczema (4)
• Bruising (4)) • Bruising (2)
• Dry skin (1) • Dry skin (2)
  • Flaky scalp (1)
Infections Infections
• Upper respiratory infections (23) • Upper respiratory infections (24)
• Fever (4) • Fever (5)
• Ear infection (1) • Bronchiolitis (3)
• Gastroenteritis (1) • Ear infection (3)
• Skin infection (1) • Gastroenteritis (2)
  • Skin infection (1)
  • Hand mouth foot disease (2)
  • Roseola (1)
Serious adverse event: 0 Serious adverse event: 0
  1. Numbers correspond to numbers of distinct incidents.