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“What is the best time to give fish oil to my six-year-old son? I divide the dose and give it to him in the morning and the evening. Does fish oil affect how well ADHD medication is absorbed? He takes Focalin and Intuniv. Finally, should my son take fish oil with food?”

There is no research indicating that it makes a difference when the fish oil is given. It can be given in one or two doses. Fish oil does not seem to have any effect on the absorption of Focalin or Intuniv, or any of the ADHD medications, as far as we know. Finally, your son can take fish oil with or without food. The absorption rate is not affected in either case.