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MULTIVITAMIN W/FLUORIDE & IRON
MULTIVITAMINS WITH FLUORIDE - ORAL DROPS

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

MULTIVITAMINS WITH FLUORIDE - ORAL DROPS

(multivitamins WITH FLOOR-ide)

Uses

Vitamins are the building blocks of the body. They are used to prevent or treat a vitamin deficiency due to poor nutrition, certain illnesses or during pregnancy. Fluoride is used to prevent dental cavities.

How To Use

Take as directed. Food may affect the absorption of certain vitamin products. Also, fluoride absorption may be decreased with food/dairy products high in calcium. Consult your pharmacist for more details about taking this with food. If using drops, measure the dose carefully using the dropper provided. Drops may be swallowed directly or added to liquid or mixed with a small amount of food such as applesauce. The fluoride in this liquid product can be absorbed directly into the teeth as you swallow it, as well as being absorbed into your system from your stomach. Therefore, it is best not to eat, drink, or rinse your mouth for 30 minutes after taking this. Calcium (including milk and dairy products), aluminum, and magnesium-containing products (e.g., certain antacids or laxatives) can decrease the absorption of fluoride, thereby decreasing its effectiveness. Take this medication several hours apart from such products/foods.

Side Effects

Most people can take this medication with minimal side effects; stomach upset may occur. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

This drug should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, blood in vomit, tiredness, increased salivation, tingling, and seizures.

Notes

It is important to keep this and all medications out of the reach of children. Accidental ingestion of large amounts of fluoride can cause severe stomach upset. Vitamins are contained in the foods we eat. It is important to maintain a well balanced diet. Check the fluoride content of your water supply by asking local town or city officials. Fluoride supplements are not necessary if water contains greater than 0.7 ppm. If your water supply changes, check with your doctor or dentist to determine if extra fluoride is still necessary.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the doses.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from heat and sunlight. Store the liquid form in the original plastic container. Do not store in the bathroom.