Medications


Chewable Multivitamin with Minerals and Iron formulations

What is this medicine?

CHEWABLE MULTIVITAMIN with MINERAL and IRON combinations are used to help provide good nutrition.

How should I use this medicine?

Take by mouth and chew throroughly before swallowing. May take with a glass of water, juice, or milk. May take with food. Follow the directions on the prescription or product label. The usual dose is one tablet once a day. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

This medicine is regularly used in children 4 years of age and older; some products may be used in children as young as 2 years of age. If your child is younger than 4 years of age, it is recommended to check with your pediatrician prior to use. Special care may be needed.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reaction such as skin rash or difficulty breathing

  • vomiting

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • nausea

  • stomach upset

What may interact with this medicine?

  • antacids

  • cefdinir

  • cefditoren

  • etidronate

  • fluoroquinolone antibiotics (examples: ciprofloxacin, gatifloxacin, levofloxacin)

  • levodopa

  • tetracycline antibiotics (examples: doxycycline, minocycline, tetracycline)

  • thyroid hormones

  • warfarin

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Most vitamins and minerals should be stored at controlled room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Check your specific product directions. Protect from heat and moisture. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • bleeding or clotting disorder

  • history of anemia of any type

  • other chronic health condition

  • phenylketonuria

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to vitamins, minerals, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Get regular checks on your progress. Remember that vitamin and mineral supplements do not replace the need for good nutrition from a balanced diet. Talk with your health care professional if you have questions or need advice.


NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2017 Elsevier
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