Vitamins (Multiple/Pediatric)

Pediatric Medication

Brand Names: US

ADEKs [OTC]; AquADEKs [OTC]; Centrum Kids [OTC]; Flintstones Complete [OTC]; Flintstones Gummies [OTC]; Flintstones Plus Bone Building Support Gummies [OTC]; Flintstones Plus Bone Building Support [OTC]; Flintstones Plus Immunity Support Gummies [OTC]; Flintstones Plus Immunity Support [OTC]; Flintstones Plus Iron [OTC]; Flintstones Sour Gummies [OTC]; My First Flintstones [OTC]; MyKidz Iron FL; MyKidz Iron [OTC]; One A Day Kids Jolly Rancher Gummies [OTC]; One A Day Kids Jolly Rancher Sour Gummies [OTC]; One A Day Kids Scooby-Doo! Complete [OTC]; One A Day Kids Scooby-Doo! Gummies [OTC]; Poly-Vi-Flor FS; Poly-Vi-Sol With Iron [OTC]; Poly-Vi-Sol [OTC]; Quflora; SourceCF [OTC] [DSC]; Tri-Vi-Sol [OTC]; Vitalets [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?

All products:

  • It is used to help growth and good health.

Products that have fluoride in them:

  • Fluoride may be in the vitamin to prevent tooth decay.

What do I need to tell the doctor BEFORE my child takes this drug?

All products:

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

Products that have fluoride in them:

  • If your drinking water contains enough fluoride for your child. Talk with the doctor if you are not sure.

Products that have iron in them:

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

What are some things I need to know or do while my child takes this drug?

All products:

  • Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that your child is using this drug.
  • This drug may affect certain lab tests. Be sure the doctor and lab workers know your child takes this drug.
  • Your child’s dose may depend on how old your child is. Talk with the doctor if you are not sure how much of this drug to give to your child.

If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:

  • Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.

Chewables:

  • Different brands of this drug may not be for use in children younger than 4 years of age. The chance of choking may be raised. Talk with the doctor if you are not sure if this drug is right for your child.

Products that have fluoride in them:

  • Do not give products that have calcium like dairy products within 2 hours of this drug.
  • Do not give products that have aluminum or magnesium like some antacids within 2 hours of this drug.
  • Purified water may not have fluoride.

What are some side effects that I need to call my child’s 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 child’s doctor or get medical help right away if your child has 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 fluoride in them:

  • Change in look of teeth or gums.

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 child’s doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother your child 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.

Liquid products that have iron in them:

  • Your child’s teeth may get a bit darker with this drug. Brushing will help with this.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your child’s doctor. Call your child’s doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to your national health agency.

How is this drug best given?

Give this drug as ordered by your child’s doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

All products:

  • Give this drug with or without food. Give with food if it causes an upset stomach.
  • Some drugs may need to be given with food or on an empty stomach. For some drugs, it does not matter. Check with your pharmacist about how to give this drug to your child.

Liquid (drops):

  • Follow how to give this drug as you have been told by your child’s doctor or read the package insert.
  • Measure liquid doses carefully. Use the measuring device that comes with this drug.
  • Shake well before use.
  • Some products may be mixed with formula, fruit juice, or other food or liquids. Some products may need to be put right in your child’s mouth. Be sure you know how to give this drug to your child.

Chewables:

  • Have your child chew well before swallowing. Some brands may be swallowed whole or melted in the mouth. Talk to your pharmacist if you have questions.

Powder:

  • Turn upside down a few times to mix the drug before use.
  • Mix powder into moist foods or thickened liquids as you have been told.
  • Have your child swallow the mixture right away. Do not store for use at a later time.

Oral strip:

  • Have your child place oral strip on his/her tongue and let melt.

What do I do if my child misses a dose?

  • Give a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your child’s next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your child’s normal time.
  • Do not use 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

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

All products:

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

All liquid products:

  • Keep lid tightly closed.
  • Do not freeze.

Powder:

  • After opening, throw away any part not used after 60 days.

Oral strip:

  • Keep lid tightly closed.

General drug facts

  • If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
  • Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
  • Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
  • Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child 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 child’s 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.

Last Reviewed Date

2015-04-14

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