Generic name: Vitamin B Complex and Iron Combinations Tablets and Capsules [ VYE-ta-min-bee-KOM-pleks-kom-bi-NAY-shuns ]
Brand names: Active FE, Centratex, Dialyvite 800/Iron, Ferrocite Plus, Folivane-Plus, ... show all 18 brands Fusion Plus, Hematinic Plus Vitamins/Minerals, Hemocyte Plus, Integra Plus, Irospan 24/6, K-Tan Plus, Nephron FA, ProtectIron, PureFe Plus, PureVit DualFe Plus, Renatabs with Iron, Se-Tan Plus, Tandem Plus
Drug classes: Iron products, Vitamin and mineral combinations
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Mar 18, 2023.
- Accidental overdose of drugs that have iron in them is a leading cause of deadly poisoning in children younger than 6 years of age. Keep away from children. If Centratex (vitamin B complex and iron combinations tablets and capsules) is taken by accident, call a doctor or poison control center right away.
Uses of Centratex:
- It is used to help growth and good health.
- It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
- It is used to treat or prevent low iron in the body.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Centratex?
- If you are allergic to Centratex (vitamin B complex and iron combinations tablets and capsules); any part of Centratex (vitamin B complex and iron combinations tablets and capsules); or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
- If you are taking levodopa.
- If you have too much iron in your body.
- If you have certain types of anemia like pernicious anemia or hemolytic anemia.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Centratex (vitamin B complex and iron combinations tablets and capsules).
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Centratex (vitamin B complex and iron combinations tablets and capsules) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Centratex?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Centratex (vitamin B complex and iron combinations tablets and capsules). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take Centratex (vitamin B complex and iron combinations tablets and capsules).
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- This medicine may prevent other drugs taken by mouth from getting into the body. If you take other drugs by mouth, you may need to take them at some other time than Centratex (vitamin B complex and iron combinations tablets and capsules). Talk with your doctor.
- If you are allergic to tartrazine, talk with your doctor. Some products have tartrazine.
- Not all products are meant for use in children. Talk with the doctor.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using Centratex (vitamin B complex and iron combinations tablets and capsules) while you are pregnant.
How is this medicine (Centratex) best taken?
Use Centratex (vitamin B complex and iron combinations tablets and capsules) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Some drugs may need to be taken with food or on an empty stomach. For some drugs it does not matter. Check with your pharmacist about how to take Centratex (vitamin B complex and iron combinations tablets and capsules).
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not take 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 doctor or get medical help right away if you have 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.
- Very upset stomach or throwing up.
- Black, tarry, or bloody stools.
- Very bad belly pain.
- Throwing up blood or throw up that looks like coffee grounds.
- Stomach cramps.
What are some other side effects of Centratex?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Belly pain.
- Not hungry.
- Bad taste in your mouth.
- Change in color of stool to green.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your 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 Centratex?
- Store at room temperature.
- Protect from heat.
- Protect from light.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- 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 and Disclaimer
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Centratex (vitamin B complex and iron combinations tablets and capsules), 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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