Multivitamin (Oral)

Multivitamin (By Mouth)

Multivitamins are given to people who need more vitamins in their diet.

Brand Name(s):

Daily Multiple, Stress Advanced Formula, Sleep And Get Trim, Optilets-500, Sigtab, Cefol, One-A-Day Essential, Stress 600, Stress Formula Vitamins, Stresstabs, Stress Tabs, Vi-Stress, Dialyvite 800, Rena-Vite, Allbee C-800
There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to any single vitamin or multivitamin.

How to Use This Medicine:

Tablet, Chewable Tablet, Liquid

     
  • Take this medicine exactly as your doctor ordered. If your doctor did not order this medicine for you, carefully read and follow the instructions on the package label.  
  • Some tablets have a special coating and should not be chewed. Swallow the tablet with plenty of water.  
  • Chew the chewable tablet before swallowing. Drink plenty of liquid to help swallow the tablet after chewing.  
  • Carefully measure the oral liquid using the dropper that comes with the medicine. May be mixed with food.

If a dose is missed::

     
  • If a dose is missed:, you can take it when you remember.  
  • It is generally not harmful if you miss a dose of a multivitamin.

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

     
  • Store at room temperature in a closed container. Protect from heat, moisture, and light. Do not freeze.  
  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:


Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

     
  • You should not use more of a multivitamin than your doctor has ordered or more than the package label recommends. Some vitamins can build up in the body and can be harmful.  
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding talk to your doctor before taking this medicine. It is important during this time to take the right vitamins at the right time.  
  • Multivitamins can turn urine bright yellow and stools a darker color. This is normal.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

     
  • Severe stomach pain or vomiting  
  • Bloody diarrhea

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

     
  • Loss of appetite, bad taste in mouth  
  • Nausea, heartburn, or upset stomach  
  • Constipation, diarrhea

 

Johns Hopkins patient information

Copyright 1996-2014 Cerner Multum, Inc. Version: 16.02.
Revision date: July 8, 2011
Last revised: by Sebastian Scheller, MD, ScD

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