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Corvite FE

Generic Name: b-complex/vitamin d/folic acid/iron with minerals (VYE-ta-min D/FOE-lik AS-id/EYE-urn with MIN-er-als)
Brand Name: Corvite FE

Accidental overdose of products that contain iron is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children younger than 6 years. Keep this and all medicines out of the reach of children. In case of accidental ingestion, call the poison control center or a doctor at once.

Corvite FE is used for:

Preventing and treating certain types of anemia (eg, caused by low blood iron levels, poor nutrition). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Corvite FE is a vitamin, folic acid, iron, and mineral combination. It works by providing vitamins, folic acid, iron, and minerals to the body.

Do NOT use Corvite FE if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Corvite FE
  • you have certain iron metabolism problems (eg, hemosiderosis, hemochromatosis), pernicious anemia, or you have high levels of iron in your blood

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

Before using Corvite FE:

Some medical conditions may interact with Corvite FE. 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 another type of anemia (eg, hemolytic anemia) or other blood problems (eg, porphyria, thalassemia)
  • if you have bowel problems (eg, colitis, Crohn disease, diverticulitis) or a peptic ulcer
  • if you have had multiple blood transfusions

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Corvite FE. 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 Corvite FE
  • Doxycycline, hydantoins (eg, phenytoin), mycophenolate, penicillamine, or thyroid hormones (eg, levothyroxine) because their effectiveness may be decreased by Corvite FE

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

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

  • Take Corvite FE by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
  • If you also take an antacid, a bisphosphonate (eg, etidronate), a cephalosporin (eg, cefdinir), doxycycline, methyldopa, penicillamine, a quinolone (eg, ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin), a tetracycline (eg, minocycline), or a thrombopoietin mimetic (eg, eltrombopag), ask your doctor or pharmacist how to take them with Corvite FE.
  • If you miss a dose of Corvite FE, 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 Corvite FE.

Important safety information:

  • Do not take more than the recommended dose without checking with your doctor.
  • Do not take large doses of vitamins while you use Corvite FE unless your doctor tells you to.
  • Corvite FE has folic acid and iron in it. Before you start any new medicine, check the label to see if it has folic acid or iron in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Corvite FE has iron in it. Iron overdose is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children younger than 6 years. In case of an overdose, call a doctor or poison control center right away.
  • Corvite FE may interfere with certain lab tests, including tests used to check for blood in the stool. Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are taking Corvite FE.
  • Lab tests, including hematocrit, hemoglobin levels, and blood iron levels, may be performed while you use Corvite FE. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
  • Corvite FE should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Corvite FE while you are pregnant. Corvite FE is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Corvite FE, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Corvite FE:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Constipation; dark or discolored stools; diarrhea; nausea; stomach pain; vomiting.

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); black, tarry, or bloody stools; severe or persistent stomach pain; vomit that looks like coffee grounds.

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 black, tarry, or bloody stools; blue or unusually pale skin; confusion; drowsiness or dizziness; fainting; fast heartbeat; increased thirst or urination; seizures; severe or persistent nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach pain; sluggishness; vomit that looks like coffee grounds; weakness.

Proper storage of Corvite FE:

Store Corvite FE 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 Corvite FE out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Corvite FE, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Corvite FE 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 is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Corvite FE. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: June 3, 2015

Further information

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