Generic Name: vitamin b complex/vitamin c/folic acid/iron/zinc (VYE-ta-min/FOE-lik AS-id/EYE-urn/zink)
Brand Name: Corvite 150
Accidental overdose of products that contain iron is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children younger than 6 years old. Keep this and all medicines out of the reach of children. In case of accidental ingestion, call the poison control center or a doctor at once.
Corvite 150 is used for:
Preventing and treating certain types of anemia (eg, caused by low blood iron levels, poor nutrition). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Corvite 150 is a vitamin, mineral, folic acid, and iron combination. It works by providing vitamins, minerals, folic acid, and iron to the body.
Do NOT use Corvite 150 if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in Corvite 150
- you have high levels of iron in the blood (eg, hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis)
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Corvite 150:
Some medical conditions may interact with Corvite 150. 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 any other type of anemia (eg, pernicious anemia)
- if you have stomach or bowel problems (eg, inflammation, Crohn disease, ulcer), metabolism problems, the blood disease porphyria, or a blood disease (eg, thalassemia)
- if you have a bleeding problem, have had multiple blood transfusions, or are receiving dialysis
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Corvite 150. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
- Fluorouracil because the risk of its side effects may be increased by Corvite 150
- Doxycycline, hydantoins (eg, phenytoin), mycophenolate, penicillamine, or thyroid hormones (eg, levothyroxine) because their effectiveness may be decreased by Corvite 150.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Corvite 150 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 Corvite 150:
Use Corvite 150 as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Take Corvite 150 by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
- If you also take bisphosphonates (eg, alendronate), cefdinir, methyldopa, a quinolone antibiotic (eg, ciprofloxacin), or a tetracycline antibiotic (eg, minocycline), ask your doctor or pharmacist how to take it with Corvite 150.
- If you miss a dose of Corvite 150, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Corvite 150.
Important safety information:
- Do not take more than the recommended dose without checking with your doctor.
- Do not take large doses of vitamins (megadoses or megavitamin therapy) while you use Corvite 150 unless your doctor tells you to.
- Corvite 150 has pyridoxine (vitamin B6), folic acid, iron, and zinc in it. Before you start any new medicine, check the label to see if it also has pyridoxine, folic acid, iron, or zinc in it. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
- Corvite 150 may interfere with certain lab tests, such as tests used to check for blood in the stool. Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are taking Corvite 150.
- Corvite 150 should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Corvite 150 while you are pregnant. Corvite 150 is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Corvite 150, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
Possible side effects of Corvite 150:
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Constipation; dark or green stools; diarrhea; nausea; stomach pain; vomiting.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); black, tarry, or bloody stools; severe or persistent stomach pain.
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. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch .
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. Symptoms may include black, tarry, or bloody stools; blue or unusually pale skin; drowsiness or dizziness; fast heartbeat; increased thirst or urination; seizures; severe or persistent nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach pain; sluggishness; vomiting blood; weakness.Proper storage of Corvite 150:
Store Corvite 150 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 Corvite 150 out of the reach of children and away from pets.
- If you have any questions about Corvite 150, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- Corvite 150 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 is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Corvite 150. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
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.