Multivitamins with Minerals and Iron formulations (oral solid dosage forms)

What is this medicine?

MULTIVITAMINS with MINERAL and IRON combinations are used to help provide good nutrition.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

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What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

-bleeding or clotting disorder

-history of anemia of any type

-other chronic health condition

-an unusual or allergic reaction to vitamins, minerals, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

-pregnant or trying to get pregnant


How should I use this medicine?

Take by mouth with a glass of water. May take with food. Some brands, but not all, may be chewed before swallowing. Follow the directions on the prescription or product label. The usual dose is one tablet once a day. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Contact your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?





-fluoroquinolone antibiotics (examples: ciprofloxacin, gatifloxacin, levofloxacin)


-tetracycline antibiotics (examples: doxycycline, minocycline, tetracycline)

-thyroid hormones


This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Get regular checks on your progress. Remember that vitamin and mineral supplements do not replace the need for good nutrition from a balanced diet. Talk with your health care professional if you have questions or need advice.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

-allergic reaction such as skin rash or difficulty breathing


Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):


-stomach upset

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Most vitamins and minerals should be stored at controlled room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Check your specific product directions. Protect from heat and moisture. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Disclaimer: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.


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