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

MVI-12 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.

MVI-12 is a vitamin supplement. It works by providing extra vitamins to the body when more is needed.

Do NOT use MVI-12 if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in MVI-12
  • you have high blood vitamin levels of any vitamin in MVI-12

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

Before using MVI-12:

Some medical conditions may interact with MVI-12. 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 MVI-12. 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 MVI-12

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if MVI-12 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 MVI-12:

Use MVI-12 as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • MVI-12 is usually given as an infusion at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. If you will be using MVI-12 at home, a health care provider will teach you how to use it. Be sure you understand how to use MVI-12. Follow the procedures you are taught when you use a dose. Contact your health care provider if you have any questions.
  • MVI-12 must be mixed with other intravenous fluids before using.
  • Do not use MVI-12 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 MVI-12. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use MVI-12.

Important safety information:

  • Diabetes patients - MVI-12 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 MVI-12. 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 MVI-12 while you are pregnant. MVI-12 may be found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use MVI-12, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of MVI-12:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with MVI-12. 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 MVI-12:

MVI-12 is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using MVI-12 at home, store MVI-12 as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep MVI-12 out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about MVI-12, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • MVI-12 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 MVI-12 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 MVI-12. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to MVI-12. 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 MVI-12.

Issue Date: June 3, 2015

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