Generic name: Pediatric Multivitamin Chewables (MUL ti VYE ta min)
Brand name: Bite-A-Mins, Bounty Bears/C, Dino-Life, Flintstones Plus Calcium, Flintstones/My First OR CHEW with C & FA, ...show all 12 brand names.Honey Bears, Kiditon Gummy Bears, Land Before Time Multivitamin OR CHEW w/Extra C & FA, One-A-Day VitaCraves+Omega-3, Prime Health Kids, Total Natural Kids Multi Vit, Zoo Friends Gummies
Drug class: Vitamin and mineral combinations
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 18, 2020.
Uses of Bite-A-Mins:
- It is used to help growth and good health.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Bite-A-Mins?
- If your child is allergic to this medicine (Bite-A-Mins); any part of this medicine (Bite-A-Mins); or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this medicine (Bite-A-Mins).
Tell the doctor and pharmacist about all of your child's drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for your child to take this medicine (Bite-A-Mins) with all of his/her drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug your child takes without checking with the doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Bite-A-Mins?
For all patients taking this medicine (Bite-A-Mins):
- Tell all of your child's health care providers that your child is taking this medicine (Bite-A-Mins). This includes your child's doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Be sure the doctor and lab workers know your child uses this medicine (Bite-A-Mins).
- Your child's dose may depend on how old your child is. Talk with the doctor if you are not sure how much of this medicine (Bite-A-Mins) to give to your child.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks to your child and the baby.
How is this medicine (Bite-A-Mins) best taken?
Give this medicine (Bite-A-Mins) as ordered by your child's doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Give this medicine (Bite-A-Mins) with or without food. Give with food if it causes an upset stomach.
- Some drugs may need to be given with food or on an empty stomach. For some drugs, it does not matter. Check with your pharmacist about how to give this medicine (Bite-A-Mins) to your child.
- Have your child chew well before swallowing.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Give a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your child's next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your child's normal time.
- Do not give 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your child's doctor or get medical help right away if your child has any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
What are some other side effects of Bite-A-Mins?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your child's doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother your child or do not go away:
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your child's doctor. Call your child's doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Bite-A-Mins?
- Store in the original container at room temperature.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Protect from light.
- Protect from heat.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
Consumer information use
- If your child's symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child's doctor.
- Do not share your child's drug with others and do not give anyone else's drug to your child.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this medicine (Bite-A-Mins), please talk with your child's doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about this medicine (Bite-A-Mins), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
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