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Vitamins (Multiple/Oral) (VYE ta mins, MUL ti pul/OR al)

Adult Medication

Brand Names: U.S.

Androvite® [OTC]; CalciFol; CalciFolic-D™; Centamin [OTC]; Centrum Cardio® [OTC]; Centrum Performance® [OTC]; Centrum® Silver® Ultra Men’s [OTC]; Centrum® Silver® Ultra Women’s [OTC]; Centrum® Silver® [OTC]; Centrum® Ultra Men’s [OTC]; Centrum® Ultra Women’s [OTC]; Centrum® [OTC]; Corvite 150; Diatx®Zn; Drinkables® Fruits and Vegetables [OTC]; Drinkables® MultiVitamins [OTC]; Encora®; FeRiva; FeRiva 21/7; FeRivaFA; Ferralet 90; Foltrin®; Freedavite [OTC]; Geri-Freeda [OTC]; Geriation [OTC]; Geritol Complete® [OTC]; Geritol Extend® [OTC]; Geritol® Tonic [OTC]; Glutofac®-MX; Gynovite® Plus [OTC]; Hemocyte Plus®; Hi-Kovite [OTC]; Iberet®-500 [OTC] [DSC]; Monocaps [OTC]; Multilex [OTC]; Multilex-T&M [OTC]; Myadec® [OTC]; Natalvirt FLT; NicAzel Forte; Nutrimin-Plus [OTC]; Ocuvite® Adult 50+ [OTC]; Ocuvite® Extra® [OTC]; Ocuvite® Lutein [OTC]; Ocuvite® [OTC]; One A Day® Cholesterol Plus [OTC]; One A Day® Energy [OTC]; One A Day® Essential [OTC]; One A Day® Maximum [OTC]; One A Day® Men’s 50+ Advantage [OTC]; One A Day® Men’s Health Formula [OTC]; One A Day® Teen Advantage for Her [OTC]; One A Day® Teen Advantage for Him [OTC]; One A Day® Weight Smart® Advanced [OTC]; One A Day® Women’s 50+ Advantage [OTC]; One A Day® Women’s Active Mind & Body [OTC]; One A Day® Women’s [OTC]; Optivite® P.M.T. [OTC]; PreserVision® AREDS [OTC]; PreserVision® Lutein [OTC]; Quintabs [OTC]; Quintabs-M Iron-Free [OTC]; Quintabs-M [OTC]; Replace Without Iron [OTC]; Replace [OTC]; Repliva 21/7®; SourceCF® [DSC]; Strovite®; Strovite® Advance; Strovite® Forte; Strovite® Plus [DSC]; T-Vites [OTC]; Theramill Forte [OTC]; Ultra Freeda A-Free [OTC]; Ultra Freeda Iron-Free [OTC]; Ultra Freeda With Iron [OTC]; Viactiv® Calcium Flavor Glides™ [OTC]; Viactiv® Flavor Glides [OTC]; Viactiv® for Teens [OTC]; Viactiv® With Calcium [OTC]; Viactiv® [OTC]; Vitafol®; Xtramins [OTC]; Yelets [OTC]

Warning

Products that have iron in them:

  • Accidental overdose of drugs that have iron in them is a leading cause of deadly poisoning in children younger than 6 years of age. Keep away from children. If this drug is taken by accident, call a doctor or poison control center right away.

What is this drug used for?

  • It is used to help growth and good health.
  • It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take this drug?

  • If you have an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

Products that have iron in them:

  • If you have too much iron in your body.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this drug.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this drug with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take this drug?

  • Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that you use this drug.
  • This drug may affect certain lab tests. Be sure your doctor and lab workers know you take this drug.
  • If you are allergic to tartrazine, talk with your doctor. Some products have tartrazine.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

All products:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Products that have iron in them:

  • Black, tarry, or bloody stools.
  • Fever.
  • Very upset stomach or throwing up.
  • Very bad belly pain.
  • Throwing up blood or throw up that looks like coffee grounds.
  • Belly cramps.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

All products:

  • Upset stomach or throwing up.

Products that have iron in them:

  • Hard stools (constipation).
  • Change in color of stool to green.
  • Loose stools (diarrhea).
  • Belly pain.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to your national health agency.

How is this drug best taken?

Use this drug as ordered by your doctor. Read and follow the dosing on the label closely.

All products:

  • Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.

Long-acting products:

  • Swallow whole. Do not chew, break, or crush.

Liquid:

  • Measure liquid doses carefully. Use the measuring device that comes with this drug. If there is none, get an oral syringe, a dropper, a spoon, or a cup (only for older children) from your pharmacist.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • If you take this drug on a regular basis, take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

How do I store and/or throw out this drug?

  • Store at room temperature.
  • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
  • Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.

General drug facts

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
  • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
  • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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