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Package leaflet: Information for the user
Elevit film-coated tablets
12 Vitamins, 8 minerals

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains
important information for you.
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist have told
you.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any side
effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.

What is in this leaflet:
1. What Elevit is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take Elevit
3. How to take Elevit
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Elevit
6. Contents of the pack and other information

1.

What Elevit is and what it is used for

Elevit is a film coated tablet containing 12 vitamins and 8 minerals (see section 6).
Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients. They cannot be produced by the body and you have
to get them from your diet.
Elevit is used for prevention of micronutrient, iron and folate deficiencies during pregnancy and
lactation due to unbalanced dietary intake.

2.

What you need to know before you take Elevit

Do not take Elevit:
 if you are allergic to any of the ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6),


if you have too much vitamin A and/or D in your body,



if you have kidney problems



if you have been told by your doctor that you have problems with how your body uses
iron or copper,



if you have too much calcium in your blood or urine.

Warnings and precautions
Talk to you doctor or pharmacist or nurse before taking Elevit.
The recommended dosage of 1 tablet should not be exceeded
Very high doses of some ingredients, in particular Vitamin A, Vitamin D, iron and copper, can be
harmful to health.
Patients receiving other single vitamins or multivitamin preparations, any other medication or those
under medical care should consult a health care professional before taking Elevit.
Elevit must be taken with particular caution together with any other products, including supplements
and/or fortified foods/drinks containing Vitamin A since large doses of them are considered harmful to
the foetus and may cause hypervitaminosis A.
Elevit must be taken with particular caution together with other products, including supplements and/or
fortified foods/drinks containing Vitamin D, since large daily doses may cause hypervitaminosis D.
If you are lactating, did not suffer great blood loss during birth and have not jet started menstruating,
please consult your health care professional to determine if supplementation with the iron-levels in
Elevit is the optimal solution for you.
Patients with rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance, glucose-galactose malabsorption or
sucrase-isomaltase insufficiency should not take Elevit.
Patients with hepatic impairment might be more vulnerable to the side effects, toxicity and/or
accumulation of nicotinamide, vitamin A, copper, manganese and iron. Therefore, in such cases
ELEVIT should only be used under medical supervision.
Children and adolescents
Please read the section above for warnings and precautions.
Elevit can be used in adolescents, who are pregnant or are breast-feeding.
Other medicines and Elevit
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other
medicines. This includes vitamins and fortified foods and drinks.
Take the following medicines at least 2 hours before, or 2 hours after, taking Elevit:










tetracyclines and fluoroquinolones (antibiotics),
bisphosphonates, such as alendronic acid (for treating bone disorders),
penicillamine (for treating rheumatoid arthritis),
thyroxine (for treating thyroid disorders),
antiviral medicines (for treating viral infections, such as Shingles),
levodopa (for treating Parkinson’s disease),
digoxin / digitoxin (for treating heart problems), and
antacids (aluminium, calcium or magnesium containing products).

Thiazides (for treating high blood pressure) may increase the level of calcium and decrease the levels
of magnesium and zinc in your body. If taking Elevit and thiazides, ask your doctor to test serum
calcium and ask if Elevit is sufficient to prevent magnesium and zinc deficiency.
Elevit and food and drink
Do not take Elevit within two hours of eating spinach, rhubarb or whole cereals such as nuts,
seeds or brown rice.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Elevit can be used by pregnant and breastfeeding women with unbalanced dietary intake. If you
are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask
your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine or any other medicine.
Do not take more than the recommended dose.
Taking too much Vitamin A or Vitamin D can cause problems with your baby’s growth and
development while you are pregnant and breast-feeding.
If you are breast-feeding, please tell your doctor if your baby is also having any
supplements containing Vitamin D or calcium.
Driving and using machines
Elevit does not affect the ability to drive or operate machines.
Elevit contains sucrose
If you have been told by your doctor that you have.an intolerance to some sugars, contact
your doctor before taking this medicinal product.
3.
How to take Elevit
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist
have told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The recommended dose is one tablet a day.
Take the tablet whole with a glass of water, preferably with a meal (See section “Elevit
and food and drink”).
If you have morning sickness, take the tablet at noon or in the evening.

Do not take more than the recommended dose.
Very high doses of some of the ingredients (particularly Vitamin A, Vitamin D, iron or
copper) can be harmful to you and your baby.
Use in children and adolescents

Adolescent girls, who are pregnant or are breast-feeding:
Please read the section above for details on how to take Elevit.
If you take more Elevit than you should
Contact your doctor if you think you may have taken too many Elevit tablets or other products
containing Vitamin A or D and you also have a sudden unexpected headache, constipation or
diarrhoea, are feeling or being sick or are feeling confused.
If you forget to take Elevit
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet. Just take your next dose as normal.
If you stop taking Elevit
If you stop taking Elevit you may wish to discuss with your doctor or pharmacist whether
you are getting enough vitamins and minerals.

4.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people) are stomach-ache, wind,
constipation, diarrhoea and feeling or being sick.
In rare cases (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people), allergic reactions may occur. Symptoms may
include swelling of the face, wheezing/difficulty breathing, effects on your skin (rash, itching,
redness or blisters) or a weak or rapid pulse. If you have any of these symptoms you should stop
taking Elevit and consult your doctor.
You may notice a dark colouring of the stool or that your urine is more yellow than
normal. This is due to the ingredients in Elevit and is nothing to worry about.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme
at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5.

How to store Elevit

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date (EXP) which is stated on the blister and the
carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not store above 25ºC.
Store in the original package to protect from light and moisture.
Do not throw away any medicine via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how
to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

6.

Contents of the pack and other information

What Elevit contains
The active substances are:
Vitamins:
Vitamin A
Vitamin B1
Vitamin B2
Nicotinamide
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6
Biotin (Vitamin H)
Vitamin B9 (as folic acid and calcium l-methylfolate)
Vitamin B12
Vitamin C
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)
Vitamin E
Minerals and trace elements:
Calcium
Copper
Iodine
Iron
Magnesium
Manganese
Selenium
Zinc

2566 I.U.
1.4 mg
1.4 mg
18 mg
6 mg
1.9 mg
30 micrograms
800 micrograms
2.6 micrograms
85 mg
200 I.U.
15 mg

125 mg
1 mg
220 micrograms
45 mg
100 mg
2 mg
50 micrograms
11 mg

The other ingredients are:
Tablet core:
Calcium carbonate (E 170), Citric acid (E 330), Corn starch, Gelatin, Magnesium stearate,
Maltodextrin, Microcrystalline cellulose, Modified food starch,
Mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids (E 471), Povidone K90, Silica (colloidal anhydrous),
Sodium ascorbate, Sodium croscarmellose, Sucrose, Talc (E 553b), Triglycerides medium
chain, Trisodium citrate (E 331).
Tablet coat:
Hypromellose, Microcrystalline cellulose, Stearic acid, Titanium dioxide (E 171).
What ELEVIT looks like and contents of the pack
ELEVIT is a white to slightly yellowish oval and biconvex film coated tablet of approximately 17 x
9.5 mm.
ELEVIT is available in pack sizes of 30, 60, 90 or 100 film-coated tablets in PVC/PU/PVDCaluminium foiled blister. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Bayer plc, Consumer Care Division

Bayer House Strawberry Hill, Newbury, RG14 1JA, UK

Manufacturer
Berlimed, C/ Francisco Alonso n° 7, Polígono Industrial Santa Rosa, Alcalá de Henares 28806,
Madrid, Spain
This medicinal product is authorised in the Member States of the EEA under the following
names:
Bulgaria, Romania and United Kingdom:
Austria and Hungary:
This leaflet was last revised in
May 2015

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