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Generic Name: multivitamins with iron (mull tee VYE tah mins with i ron)
Brand Names: Allbee-C 800 with Iron, Anemagen, Anemagen FA, Bugs Bunny with Iron Chewable, Chromatinic, Contrin, Dayalets Plus Iron, Diatx Fe, Equi-Roca Plus, Equicyte Plus, Fe-Tinic 150 Forte, Femiron Multi with Iron, Feocyte, Fero-Folic 500, Ferocon, Ferotrinsic, Ferragen, Flintstones with Iron Chewable, FoliTab 500, Foltrin, Fruity Chews with Iron, Fumatinic, Garfield Vitamin with Iron, Generet-500 with Folic Acid, Geravim, Geritol, Hemocyte Plus, I-L-X, I-L-X and B12, IBC 500, Iberet, Iberet Liquid, Iberet-500, Iberet-Folic-500, Icaps, Intrinsitinic, Irofol, Iromin G, Livitrinsic-F, Mult-Ferr Folic, Myferon 150 Forte, Nephro-Vite with Fe, Nephron-FA, Nu-Iron Plus, Poly-Vi-Sol with Iron, Poly-Vi-Sol with Iron Drops, Pronemia, Sesame St. Vitamins Plus Iron, SSS Tonic, Stress Formula with Iron, Stresstabs with Iron, Sunkist Child Chewable with Iron, Surbex-750 with Iron, Theragran Hematinic, Tolfrinic, Tri-Vi-Sol with Iron, TriHEMIC 600, Trinsicon, Unicap with Iron, Vi-Daylin ADC with Iron, Vi-Daylin with Iron, Vi-Daylin with Iron Chewable, Vi-Daylin with Iron Drops

What is multivitamin with iron?

Vitamins and iron are naturally occurring substances necessary for many processes in the body. Vitamins and iron are found in the foods we eat.

Multivitamins (combinations of vitamins) and iron are available in tablets, capsules, liquids, and injections. Multivitamins with iron are used to treat vitamin and iron shortages in the body that may occur because of illness, pregnancy, poor nutrition, decreased absorption of foods through the stomach, and many other circumstances.

Multivitamins with iron may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about I-L-X and B12 (multivitamins with iron)?

Do not take more of a multivitamin with iron than is prescribed for you or is directed on the package. Large doses of multivitamins with iron can be dangerous. Keep this product out of reach of children. Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking I-L-X and B12 (multivitamins with iron)?

Some multivitamins with iron may affect other medical conditions or treatments. Do not start taking a vitamin or iron supplement without first talking to your doctor if you have any health problems or conditions, or if you take other medications.

Multivitamins with iron are generally considered to be safe for use during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Special prenatal vitamins are available and are important for the healthy development of a baby. However, large doses of some vitamins can be harmful. Talk to your doctor about taking a vitamin and iron supplement during pregnancy or breast-feeding.

How should I take I-L-X and B12 (multivitamins with iron)?

Keep this product out of reach of children. Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.

Take multivitamins with iron exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Take each dose with a full glass of water. Take multivitamins with iron with food to lessen stomach upset. Some multivitamins with iron are also available in liquid form. To ensure that you get the correct dosage, measure liquid multivitamins with iron with a dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular tablespoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist where you can get one. Do not take more of a multivitamin with iron than is prescribed for you or is directed on the package. Large doses of multivitamins with iron can be dangerous. Store multivitamins with iron at room temperature away from moisture and heat and keep out of reach of children.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention.

Most commonly, symptoms of a vitamin and iron overdose include nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, lethargy, shock, tarry stools, and flushing.

Keep this product out of reach of children. Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.

What should I avoid while taking I-L-X and B12 (multivitamins with iron)?

There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activities while you are taking vitamin or iron supplements. Follow any special instructions your doctor gives you.

I-L-X and B12 (multivitamins with iron) side effects

Stop taking multivitamins with iron and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; flushing, closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Nausea, constipation, black stools, discoloration of urine and diarrhea are among the most common. Taking multivitamins with iron with food may decrease these side effects.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

What other drugs will affect I-L-X and B12 (multivitamins with iron)?

Before taking multivitamins with iron, tell your doctor if you are taking

  • a tetracycline antibiotic such as tetracycline (Achromycin, Sumycin), minocycline (Minocin, Dynacin), doxycycline (Vibramycin, Monodox), demeclocycline (Declomycin), oxytetracycline (Terramycin), or troleandomycin (TAO);

  • a fluoroquinolone antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), enoxacin (Penetrex) ofloxacin (Floxin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), levofloxacin (Levaquin), lomefloxacin (Maxaquin), grepafloxacin (Raxar), sparfloxacin (Zagam), or trovafloxacin (Trovan);

  • levodopa (Larodopa, Dopar, Sinemet);

  • levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levoxyl, others);

  • methyldopa (Aldomet); or

  • penicillamine (Cuprimine).

You may not be able to take multivitamins with iron, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment.

Before taking a multivitamin with iron, tell your doctor if you are taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines. You may not be able to take the multivitamin with iron supplement, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring if you are taking any other medicines.

Where can I get more information?

  • Your pharmacist has more information about multivitamins with iron written for health professionals that you may read.

What does my medication look like?

Multivitamins with iron are available by prescription and over-the-counter generically and under many brand names in several formulations. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about this medication, especially if it is new to you.

  • Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
  • Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by Cerner Multum, Inc. ('Multum') is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. Multum information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States and therefore Multum does not warrant that uses outside of the United States are appropriate, unless specifically indicated otherwise. Multum's drug information does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients or recommend therapy. Multum's drug information is an informational resource designed to assist licensed healthcare practitioners in caring for their patients and/or to serve consumers viewing this service as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners. The absence of a warning for a given drug or drug combination in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. Multum does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information Multum provides. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Copyright 1996-2006 Cerner Multum, Inc. Version: 1.03. Revision Date: 11/13/06 4:55:35 PM.

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