Calcium/ folic acid/ vitamin b6/ vitamin b12/ vitamin d

Generic Name: calcium/folic acid/vitamin b6/vitamin b12/vitamin d (KAL-see-um/FOE-lik AS-id/VYE-ta-min)
Brand Name: Rx Support Heartburn and Acid Reflux

Calcium/ folic acid/ vitamin b6/ vitamin b12/ vitamin d is used for:

Supplementing the diet to treat or prevent vitamin deficiency. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Calcium/folic acid/vitamin b6/vitamin b12/vitamin d is a vitamin combination. It works by increasing the amounts of folic acid, vitamins B6 and B12, vitamin D, and calcium in the body.

Do NOT use calcium/ folic acid/ vitamin b6/ vitamin b12/ vitamin d if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in calcium/folic acid/vitamin b6/vitamin b12/vitamin d
  • you are taking fluorouracil or levodopa (without carbidopa)

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using calcium/ folic acid/ vitamin b6/ vitamin b12/ vitamin d:

Some medical conditions may interact with calcium/folic acid/vitamin b6/vitamin b12/vitamin d. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have anemia or a condition known as Leber hereditary optic atrophy

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with calcium/folic acid/vitamin b6/vitamin b12/vitamin d. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Fluorouracil because it may increase the actions and the risk of calcium/folic acid/vitamin b6/vitamin b12/vitamin d's side effects
  • Hydantoins (eg, phenytoin) or levodopa because their effectiveness may be decreased by calcium/folic acid/vitamin b6/vitamin b12/vitamin d

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if calcium/folic acid/vitamin b6/vitamin b12/vitamin d may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use calcium/ folic acid/ vitamin b6/ vitamin b12/ vitamin d:

Use calcium/folic acid/vitamin b6/vitamin b12/vitamin d as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take calcium/folic acid/vitamin b6/vitamin b12/vitamin d by mouth with food.
  • If you miss taking a dose of calcium/folic acid/vitamin b6/vitamin b12/vitamin d for 1 or more days, there is no cause for concern. If your doctor recommended that you take it, try to remember your dose every day.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use calcium/folic acid/vitamin b6/vitamin b12/vitamin d.

Important safety information:

  • Do not take large doses of vitamins while you use calcium/folic acid/vitamin b6/vitamin b12/vitamin d unless your doctor tells you to.
  • Calcium/folic acid/vitamin b6/vitamin b12/vitamin d should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: It is not known if calcium/folic acid/vitamin b6/vitamin b12/vitamin d can cause harm to the fetus. If you become pregnant while taking calcium/folic acid/vitamin b6/vitamin b12/vitamin d, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using calcium/folic acid/vitamin b6/vitamin b12/vitamin d while you are pregnant. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using calcium/folic acid/vitamin b6/vitamin b12/vitamin d, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of calcium/ folic acid/ vitamin b6/ vitamin b12/ vitamin d:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with this product. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); difficulty grasping with your hands; difficulty walking; itching, tingling, or numbness of fingers or toes; loss of muscle coordination.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of calcium/folic acid/vitamin b6/vitamin b12/vitamin d:

Store calcium/folic acid/vitamin b6/vitamin b12/vitamin d at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep calcium/folic acid/vitamin b6/vitamin b12/vitamin d out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about calcium/folic acid/vitamin b6/vitamin b12/vitamin d, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Calcium/folic acid/vitamin b6/vitamin b12/vitamin d is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take calcium/folic acid/vitamin b6/vitamin b12/vitamin d or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about calcium/folic acid/vitamin b6/vitamin b12/vitamin d. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to calcium/folic acid/vitamin b6/vitamin b12/vitamin d. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using calcium/folic acid/vitamin b6/vitamin b12/vitamin d.

Issue Date: September 3, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.003
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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