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Generic Name: multivitamin with fluoride (mul tee VY ta min with FLOOR ide)
Brand Names: Adeflor M, Fluorabon Basic, Poly Vitamin with Fluoride, Poly-Vi-Flor, Soluvite F, Tri-Vi-Flor, Vi-Daylin/F

What is Adeflor M (multivitamin with fluoride)?

Multivitamins provide essential vitamins and minerals that are not taken in to the body through diet.

Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel, which helps prevent dental cavities. In most major U.S. communities, fluoride is put into the water supply.

Multivitamin with fluoride is used as a supplement to the diet of infants and children who do not receive adequate fluoride through drinking water. Multivitamin with fluoride is also used to prevent tooth decay in people treated with radiation, which may cause dryness of the mouth and increased risk of tooth decay.

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

What is the most important information I should know about Adeflor M (multivitamin with fluoride)?

Taking in too much fluoride can cause an irreversible condition called fluorosis. This condition can permanently damage teeth and possibly other cells in the body.

Do not use this medicine without the advice of a doctor. Multivitamin with fluoride should not be used if the level of fluoride in the drinking water is adequate (0.6 parts per million or higher).Check with your local water department if you are unsure about the level of fluoride in the drinking water.

Be sure that a child using this medicine is not taking in extra amounts of fluoride by swallowing toothpaste, or drinking water from sources that contain adequate levels of fluoride.

Do not take this medication with milk, other dairy products, calcium supplements, or antacids that contain calcium. Calcium may cause your body to absorb less of the multivitamin with fluoride.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Adeflor M (multivitamin with fluoride)?

Taking in too much fluoride can cause an irreversible condition called fluorosis. This condition can permanently damage teeth and possibly other cells in the body.

Do not use this medicine without the advice of a doctor. Multivitamin with fluoride should not be used if the level of fluoride in the drinking water is adequate (0.6 parts per million or higher). Check with your local water department if you are unsure about the level of fluoride in the drinking water. FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Multivitamin with fluoride can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take Adeflor M (multivitamin with fluoride)?

Use this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended by your doctor.

Take each dose of this medicine with a full glass of water.

The chewable tablet must be chewed or allowed to dissolve in the mouth before swallowing it. You may also allow the tablet to dissolve in drinking water, fruit juice, or infant formula (but not milk or other dairy products).

Do not give a chewable tablet to a child younger than 4 years old. The child may choke on the tablet. Use only liquid forms of this medicine in young children.

Measure the liquid form of multivitamin with fluoride using a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist where you can get one.

The liquid may also be mixed with water, fruit juice, or infant formula.

It is important to take multivitamin with fluoride regularly to get the most benefit.

Brush teeth regularly, at least two times each day, of after meals. This will help prevent tooth discoloration.

Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not allow the liquid to freeze.

Keep multivitamin with fluoride in the original contain it came in. Storing multivitamin with fluoride in a glass container can ruin the medication.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.

Symptoms of a multivitamin with fluoride overdose may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, drooling, numbness or tingling, muscle stiffness, or seizures (convulsions).

What should I avoid while taking Adeflor M (multivitamin with fluoride)?

Be sure that a child using this medicine is not taking in extra amounts of fluoride by swallowing toothpaste, or drinking water from sources that contain adequate levels of fluoride.

Do not take this medication with milk, other dairy products, calcium supplements, or antacids that contain calcium. Calcium may cause your body to absorb less of the multivitamin with fluoride.

Adeflor M (multivitamin with fluoride) side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

This medication may cause the tooth enamel to become discolored. This is a rare side effect that has occurred mainly with large doses or long-term use of multivitamin with fluoride. Stop using this medication and call your dentist or doctor at once if you notice any change in the appearance of your teeth.

Other, less serious side effects are more likely to occur, such as:

  • stomach upset;

  • headache; or

  • weakness.

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

What other drugs will affect Adeflor M (multivitamin with fluoride)?

There may be other drugs that can affect multivitamin with fluoride. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

  • Your pharmacist has additional information about multivitamin with fluoride written for health professionals that you may read.

  • 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: 1.02. Revision Date: 8/11/06 11:08:17 AM.

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