Ivites Rx

Generic Name: vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/folic acid/zinc (VYE-ta-min B/VYE-ta-min C/BYE-oh-tin/FOE-lik AS-id/zink)
Brand Name: Examples include Ivites Rx and Nephplex Rx

Ivites Rx is used for:

Treating or preventing a lack of certain vitamins, folic acid, or zinc. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Ivites Rx is a vitamin and folic acid combination. It works by providing vitamins and folic acid to the body to help meet nutritional requirements.

Do NOT use Ivites Rx if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Ivites Rx

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

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Before using Ivites Rx:

Some medical conditions may interact with Ivites Rx. 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 (including soy)
  • if you have anemia (eg, pernicious anemia)

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Ivites Rx. 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 Ivites Rx
  • Hydantoins (eg, phenytoin) because their effectiveness may be decreased by Ivites Rx

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Ivites Rx 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 Ivites Rx:

Use Ivites Rx as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take Ivites Rx by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
  • If you are also taking eltrombopag, a quinolone antibiotic (eg, levofloxacin), or a tetracycline antibiotic (eg, doxycycline), ask your doctor how you should take it with Ivites Rx.
  • If you miss a dose of Ivites Rx, 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 Ivites Rx.

Important safety information:

  • Do not take large doses of vitamins (megadoses or megavitamin therapy) unless directed by your doctor.
  • Ivites Rx contains pyridoxine (vitamin B6) and folic acid. Before you start any medicine, check the label to see if it has pyridoxine or folic acid in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • This product may contain tartrazine dye (FD & C Yellow No. 5). This may cause an allergic reaction in some patients. The risk may be higher if you are allergic to aspirin. If you have ever had an allergic reaction to tartrazine, ask your pharmacist if your product has tartrazine in it.
  • Ivites Rx may interfere with certain lab tests. Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are taking Ivites Rx.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you plan on becoming pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Ivites Rx while you are pregnant. It is not known if Ivites Rx is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Ivites Rx, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Ivites Rx:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with Ivites Rx. 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); decreased coordination; decreased sensation of touch, temperature, or vibration; numbness or tingling of the skin.

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. Symptoms may include confusion; decreased coordination; mental or mood changes; numbness or tingling of the hands or feet.

Proper storage of Ivites Rx:

Store Ivites Rx 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 Ivites Rx out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Ivites Rx, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Ivites Rx 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 Ivites Rx 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 Ivites Rx. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Ivites Rx. 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 Ivites Rx.

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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