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Multivitamin

Pronunciation

Generic Name: multivitamin (muhl-tee-VYE-ta-min)
Brand Name: Examples include Infuvite and MVI-12

Multivitamin is used for:

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

Multivitamin is a vitamin supplement. It works by providing extra vitamins to the body when more is needed.

Do NOT use multivitamin if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in multivitamin
  • you have high blood vitamin levels of any vitamin in multivitamin

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

Before using multivitamin:

Some medical conditions may interact with multivitamin. 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 kidney problems, liver problems, or anemia
  • if you drink alcohol

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with multivitamin. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Bleomycin, doxycycline, erythromycin, kanamycin, levodopa, lincomycin, methotrexate, phenytoin, streptomycin, or warfarin because their effectiveness may be decreased by multivitamin

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

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

  • Multivitamin is usually given as an infusion at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. If you will be using multivitamin at home, a health care provider will teach you how to use it. Be sure you understand how to use multivitamin. Follow the procedures you are taught when you use a dose. Contact your health care provider if you have any questions.
  • Multivitamin must be mixed with other intravenous fluids before using.
  • Do not use multivitamin if it contains particles, is cloudy or discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged.
  • Do not mix with acetazolamide, aminophylline, ampicillin, chlorothiazide, sodium bicarbonate, or tetracycline.
  • Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and away from pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Ask your health care provider how to dispose of these materials after use. Follow all local rules for disposal.
  • Check with your doctor about what to do if you miss a dose of multivitamin. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use multivitamin.

Important safety information:

  • Diabetes patients - Multivitamin may cause the results of some tests for urine glucose to be wrong. Ask your doctor before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetes medicine.
  • LAB TESTS may be performed while you use multivitamin. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using multivitamin while you are pregnant. Multivitamin may be found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use multivitamin, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of multivitamin:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with multivitamin. 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; wheezing); agitation; anxiety; double vision; symptoms of high blood vitamin A levels (eg, blurred vision, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting).

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.

Proper storage of multivitamin:

Multivitamin is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using multivitamin at home, store multivitamin as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep multivitamin out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about multivitamin, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Multivitamin 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 multivitamin 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 multivitamin. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to multivitamin. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your health care provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using multivitamin.

Review Date: November 3, 2016

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine 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 this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. 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 this medicine.

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