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Concavit Capsules

Concavit Capsules
Each Capsule contains: Vitamin A BP
Calciferol BP
Ascorbic Acid BP
Thiamine Mononitrate BP
Riboflavine BP
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride BP
Nicotinamide BP
Calcium Pantothenate BP
dl- -Tocopheryl Acetate BP

5000.00 iu
500.00 iu
40.00 mg
2.50 mg
2.50 mg
1.00 mg
20.00 mg
5.00 mg
2.00 iu

In addition the capsules also contain: Soya Bean Oil, Fat mixture, Soya Lecithin, Gelatin, Glycerin,
Sorbitol, Hydroxybenzoates (Ethyl and Propyl), Ponceau 4R (E124) and water.
Concavit capsules are available in packs of 25 and 100.
Concavit is an oral vitamin supplement.
The product licence holder is Wallace Manufacturing Chemists Ltd., Wallace House, 51-53 Stert
Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3JF, United Kingdom and the capsules are manufactured by
Catalent UK Swindon Encaps Limited, Frankland Road, Blagrove Estate, Swindon, Wiltshire SN5
8YG, England.
Product Licence No: PL 00400/5009R
Concavit is intended as a multiple vitamin supplement in situations of special dietary need. It is not
intended for the correction of specific vitamin deficiencies.
Before you use Concavit
Do not use Concavit to treat vitamin deficiencies caused by inability to absorb the vitamin(s) orally.
Do not use Concavit if:
 You are hypersensitive to any of the ingredients
 You have a history of high levels of Vitamins A or D
 You have bone tumours
 You have elevated blood calcium levels.
 You have abnormal metabolic sensitivity to vitamin D
Do not take Vitamin A supplements if you are pregnant or likely to become pregnant except on the
advice of your doctor or antenatal clinic.
Precautions for the use of Concavit
Do not exceed the stated dose.
Interactions with other medicine
Concavit may react with other medicines you are taking. Concavit contains a range of Vitamins and
each can affect and in turn be affected by other medicines you are taking. Consult with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are taking other medicines.
The following medicines will alter the absorption of one or more ingredients in Concavit:
Oral contraceptives, Bile Acid Resins (e.g. Cholestyramine and Colestipol), Liquid Paraffin
and anti-spasmodics.
The following medicines will have their activity altered:
Certain heart drugs such as digoxin, L-dopa (you doctor may prescribe an additional
medicine to counteract this) and medicines containing magnesium.
The following medicines when taken in combination with Concavit may result in changes in calcium

Concavit Capsules

Certain diuretics (water tablets), barbiturates and anticonvulsants.
All ages: One capsule to be taken daily.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for you next dose.
Do not take a double dose.
Overdose is only likely to occur if doses in excess of those recommended are taken and/or for
prolonged periods. If you consider that you might have taken an overdose then you should consult your
Undesirable effects
Vitamin A
Vitamin A toxicity initially causing irritability, vomiting, loss of appetite and skin changes has been
reported especially in children. With long term vitamin A overdose liver and brain disorders may
occur. The symptoms usually disappear after withdrawal of the treatment.
Vitamin D
Vitamin D toxicity causes disturbances of calcium metabolism leading to calcium deposits forming in
soft tissue including the lungs and kidneys. Brain and circulatory damage can also occur especially in
infants. In infants showing increased Vitamin D sensitivity there is especial risk of elevated blood
calcium levels.
Symptoms of elevated blood calcium levels include anorexia, nausea, vomiting, constipation,
abdominal pain, muscle weakness, thirst, increased urine production, drowsiness, confusion, calcium
deposits in the kidneys and in severe cases heartbeat disturbances, coma and heart failure.
Concavit Capsules contain Glycerin (also known as glycerol) which is harmful in high doses. It can
cause headache and can cause stomach upset and diarrhoea.
They also contain E124 which can cause allergic type reactions including asthma. Allergy is more
common in those people who are allergic to aspirin.
If you suffer any of these effects or have any other reaction that you believe may be due to taking
Concavit then consult your doctor.
Do not use the product after the marked expiry date
Store in a cool place
Leaflet revision date: 17 April 2009

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