MULTIVITAMINS W/IRON (INCLUDES PRENATAL VITAMINS) - ORAL

MULTIVITAMINS W/IRON (INCLUDES PRENATAL VITAMINS) - ORAL

PHONETIC PRONUNCIATION:

GENERIC NAME(S): multivitamin with iron

Uses

USES: This medication is a multivitamin and iron product used to treat or prevent vitamin deficiency due to poor diet, certain illnesses, or during pregnancy. Vitamins and iron are important building blocks of the body and help keep you in good health.


How to use MULTIVITAMINS W/IRON (INCLUDES PRENATAL VITAMINS) - ORAL

HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth, usually once daily or as directed. Follow all directions on the product package, or take as directed by your doctor. Do not take more than the recommended dosage. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist. This medication is best taken on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. Take with a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) unless your doctor directs you otherwise. If stomach upset occurs, you may take this medication with food. Avoid taking antacids, dairy products, tea, or coffee within 2 hours before or after this medication because they may decrease its effectiveness. Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking this medication. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for details for your particular brand. If you are taking the delayed-release form or extended-release capsules, swallow them whole. Do not crush or chew delayed-release or extended-release products. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects and decreasing absorption. Also, do not split extended-release tablets unless they have a score line and your doctor or pharmacist tells you to do so. Swallow the whole or split tablet without crushing or chewing. Take this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.

Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS: Constipation, diarrhea, or upset stomach may occur. These effects are usually temporary and may disappear as your body adjusts to this medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Iron may cause your stools to turn black, an effect that is not harmful. If your doctor has prescribed this drug, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. In the US - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Precautions

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any of its ingredients; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as soy found in some brands), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medication, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: iron overload disorder (e.g., hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis). Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: use/abuse of alcohol, liver problems, stomach/intestinal problems (e.g., ulcer, colitis). If your brand of multivitamin also contains folic acid, be sure to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have vitamin B12 deficiency (pernicious anemia) before taking it. Folic acid may affect certain laboratory tests for vitamin B12 deficiency without treating this anemia. Untreated vitamin B12 deficiency may result in serious nerve problems (e.g., peripheral neuropathy). Consult your doctor or pharmacist for details. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication. This medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Interactions

DRUG INTERACTIONS: See also How To Use section. Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal drugs you may use, especially: chloramphenicol, methyldopa, other vitamin/nutritional supplements. This product can decrease the absorption of other drugs such as bisphosphonates (for example, alendronate), levodopa, penicillamine, quinolone antibiotics (for example, ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin), thyroid medications (for example, levothyroxine), and tetracycline antibiotics (for example, doxycycline, minocycline). Therefore, separate your doses of these medications as far as possible from your doses of this product. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about how long you should wait between doses and for help finding a dosing schedule that will work with all your medications. If your brand of multivitamin also contains folic acid, be sure to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you take certain anti-seizure drugs (e.g., hydantoins such as phenytoin). This medication may interfere with certain lab tests, possibly causing false test results. Make sure lab personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.

Overdose

OVERDOSE: If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
CORVITE TABLET

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VP 011
TANDEM PLUS CAPSULE

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Tandem Plus, US US US
ESSENTIA TABLET

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CENTRATEX CAPSULE

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CVS SPECTRAVITE ADVANCED TAB

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THERA M PLUS TABLET

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THERA-M TABLET

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FOLIVANE-OB CAPSULE

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T535
ZATEAN-PN DHA CAPSULE

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T580
PNV-DHA SOFTGEL

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BP 321
VIRT-C DHA SOFTGEL

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V355
PREFERA OB TABLET

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AP 84
HEMENATAL OB TABLET

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581
PREPLUS CA-FE 27 MG-FA 1 MG TB

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V258
ONE-A-DAY WOMEN'S TABLET

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NEWGEN TABLET

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P121
CVS DAILY MULTIPLE TABLET

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IROSPAN 24/6 TABLET

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WC-002 or WC
OB COMPLETE PREMIER TABLET

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VP 043
PUREFE OB PLUS CAPSULE

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P-113
PRENATE ELITE TABLET

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PN
ONE-A-DAY WOMEN'S PETITES TAB

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GERITOL COMPLETE TABLET

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GC, GC
PROVIDA OB CAPSULE

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US ProV
PRENATAL TABLET

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ELITE-OB CAPLET

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TL 001
HEMAX TABLET

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HE MAX
OBSTETRIX EC CAPLET

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OBX
PUREVIT DUALFE PLUS CAPSULE

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P-112
MYNATAL ADVANCE TABLET

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B 153
CENTRATEX CAPSULE

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HEMOCYTE PLUS CAPSULE

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US, US
ATABEX EC CAPLET

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ATABEX
CENTRUM MEN'S TABLET

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CENTRUM, S 6
VOL-NATE TABLET

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TL514
VOL-PLUS TABLET

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TL519
PRENATAL VITAMIN PLUS LOW IRON

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P 5
PRENATABS FA TABLET

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CYP 190
PRENATABS RX TABLET

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CYP 193
PREPLUS CA-FE 27 MG-FA 1 MG TB

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V258
ONE-A-DAY WOMEN'S TABLET

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PRENATAL VITAMINS TABLET

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PRENATAL TABLET

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PRENATAL TABLET

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GERITOL COMPLETE TABLET

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GC, GC
TRICARE PRENATAL TABLET

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MP 101
PRENATAL PLUS IRON TABLET

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CIS 28
PNV-FERROUS FUMARATE-DOCU-FA

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V254
PRENATE STAR TABLET

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Prenate, Star
MTERYTI FOLIC 5 COMBO PACK

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PRENATAL TABLET

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OB COMPLETE CAPLET

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VP010
NEPHRON FA TABLET

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N-T
HEMOCYTE PLUS CAPSULE

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US, US
VIRT-PN TABLET

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V241
THERA-M TABLET

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DOTHELLE DHA SOFTGEL

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M121
PRENATAL PLUS TABLET

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G12
PNV PRENATAL PLUS MULTIVIT TAB

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SCI7
PNV PRENATAL PLUS MULTIVIT TAB

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SCI7
PRENATAL VITAMIN PLUS LOW IRON

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N150
PRETAB 29 MG-1 MG TABLET

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V259
PRENATAL CAPLET

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TRICARE PRENATAL TABLET

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MP 101
SE-NATAL 19 TABLET

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TL019
PRENATAL 19 TABLET

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C41
PRENATAL 19 TABLET

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CYP 196
MAXFE CAPLET

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MAX FE
PRENATAL TABLET

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O-CAL FA TABLET

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Pharmics, 0813
SE-TAN PLUS CAPSULE

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T503, T503
TANDEM PLUS CAPSULE

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Tandem Plus, US US US
CONCEPT DHA CAPSULE

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Concept DHA, US
VIRT-PN DHA SOFTGEL

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340
MARNATAL-F CAPSULE

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MF
VOL-TAB RX TABLET

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TL516
VOL-PLUS TABLET

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TL519
TRINATE TABLET

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CYP 192
PRENATAL VITAMIN PLUS LOW IRON

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N150
NIVA-PLUS TABLET

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N050
PREPLUS CA-FE 27 MG-FA 1 MG TB

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V258
CENTRUM SILVER WOMEN TABLET

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CENTRUM, S W
ONE-A-DAY WOMEN'S TABLET

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ONE A DAY and logo
PRENATE ELITE TABLET

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PN
CITRANATAL B-CALM COMBO PACK

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B or 0832, 6
ONE-A-DAY WOMEN'S HEALTHY SKIN

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ACTIVE FE TABLET

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FE1
PRENATAL PLUS IRON TABLET

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CIS 28
THRIVITE 19 TABLET

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M136
CLASSIC PRENATAL TABLET

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KOSHER PRENATAL PLUS IRON TAB

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715
CHROMAGEN SOFTGEL

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CH75
TAB-A-VITE WITH IRON TABLET

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CORVITA TABLET

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VP 011
VIRT-VITE GT TABLET

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V270
VIRT-ADVANCE TABLET

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V357
CENTRUM WOMEN TABLET

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CENTRUM, N W
CEROVITE ADVANCED FORM TAB

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TARON-C DHA CAPSULE

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T536
PNV-SELECT TABLET

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320
CONCEPT OB CAPSULE

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US, Concept OB
PRENATAL LOW IRON TABLET

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CPC2069
PRENATAL LOW IRON TABLET

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CPC2069
PNV PRENATAL PLUS MULTIVIT TAB

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SCI7
THRIVITE RX TABLET

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M133
PREPLUS CA-FE 27 MG-FA 1 MG TB

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V258
PNV 29-1 TABLET

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V267
MULTI FOR HER SOFTGEL

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NESTABS TABLET

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WC001
QC PRENATAL TABLET

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PUREFE PLUS CAPSULE

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P-114
GNP PRENATAL VITAMINS TABLET

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CITRANATAL RX TABLET

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CN 1
PRENATE ELITE TABLET

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PN
KOSHER PRENATAL PLUS IRON TAB

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715
PRENATAL TABLET

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NIFEREX TABLET

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NxFE

Warning

WARNING: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children younger than 6 years. Keep this product out of reach of children. If overdose does occur, seek immediate medical attention or call a poison control center.

Disclaimer

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.