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Generic Name: multivitamins with folic acid/amino acids (MUL-ti-VYE-ta-mins/FOE-lik AS-id/a-MEE-noe AS-ids)
Brand Name: Cardiotek-RX

Cardiotek-RX is used for:

Treating or preventing low levels of vitamins, folic acid, and amino acids in the body. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Cardiotek-RX is a vitamin, folic acid, and amino acid supplement. It works by providing extra vitamins, folic acid, and amino acids to the body when you need more than what you get in your diet.

Do NOT use Cardiotek-RX if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Cardiotek-RX
  • you have high blood levels of arginine (argininemia)

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

Before using Cardiotek-RX:

Some medical conditions may interact with Cardiotek-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
  • if you have certain blood disorders (eg, pernicious anemia), kidney or liver problems, or urea cycle disorder
  • if you have a history of herpes simplex virus infection

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Cardiotek-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 Cardiotek-RX
  • Hydantoins (eg, phenytoin) or levodopa because their effectiveness may be decreased by Cardiotek-RX

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

  • Use Cardiotek-RX as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
  • Take Cardiotek-RX by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
  • Take Cardiotek-RX with a full glass of water (8 oz/240 mL).
  • If you miss a dose of Cardiotek-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 Cardiotek-RX.

Important safety information:

  • Do not take large doses of vitamins while you use Cardiotek-RX unless your doctor tells you to.
  • Cardiotek-RX has folic acid in it. Before you start any medicine check the label to see if it has folic acid in it too. If it does not or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Cardiotek-RX is not indicated for use during pregnancy. If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Cardiotek-RX while you are pregnant. It is not known if this medicine is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Cardiotek-RX.

Possible side effects of Cardiotek-RX:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with Cardiotek-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).

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 diarrhea; nausea; stomach cramps; vomiting.

Proper storage of Cardiotek-RX:

Store Cardiotek-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 Cardiotek-RX out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

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

Issue Date: June 3, 2015

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