MULTIVITAMINS (INCLUDES PRENATAL VITAMINS) - CHEWABLE TABLETS
COMMON BRAND NAME(S):
Bugs Bunny, Centrum Jr., Flintstones, Poly-Vi-Sol
Vitamins are the building blocks of the body. They are used to prevent or treat a vitamin deficiency due to poor nutrition, certain illnesses or during pregnancy.
HOW TO TAKE THIS MEDICATION:
Take as directed. Food may affect the absorption of certain vitamin products. Consult your pharmacist. Chewable tablets must be chewed thoroughly before swallowing followed with a glass of water.
This medication may cause mild nausea or unpleasant taste. Consult your doctor if any of these effects persist or become severe. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Be sure your doctor is informed of your medical history, especially of:
any drug allergies. Accidental overdose of this product may be dangerous. If overdose occurs, contact your doctor or local poison control center immediately for advice. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication. Some of the ingredients in this product may be excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Tell your doctor if you take any other medication, including nonprescription. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include unconsciousness, paleness, weak-rapid heartbeat, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, or green diarrhea/tarry stools.
There are many vitamin supplement products available. Some can be purchased without a prescription. Consult your doctor or pharmacist on the choice of a product best for you.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose. Instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not “double-up” the dose to catch up.
Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture.
Revision date: July 5, 2011
Last revised: by Andrew G. Epstein, M.D.
Drugs & Medications
CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.
The drug reference included in this section is provided by Cerner Multum, Inc., of Denver, Colorado. Armenian Medical Network receives monthly updates from Multum.