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Drug Information For:

POLY-VITAMIN /IRON DROPS 50ML

Ingredient Name:

PEDIATRIC MULTIPLE VITAMINS with IRON

Drug Manufacturer:

HI-TECH

Common Uses:

This medicine is a vitamin and iron supplement used to treat or prevent low levels of vitamins and iron in the body.

Before Using This Medicine:

WARNING: Accidental overdose of products that contain iron is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children younger than 6 years old. Keep this and all medicines out of the reach of children. In case of accidental ingestion, call a doctor or poison control center right away. Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking acitretin, doxycycline, penicillamine, or thyroid hormones (eg, levothyroxine). DO NOT START OR STOP any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, including bowel problems (eg, colitis, Crohn disease, diverticulitis), certain blood problems (eg, hemolytic anemia, porphyria, thalassemia), or peptic ulcers. Tell your doctor if you have had multiple blood transfusions. USE OF THIS MEDICINE IS NOT RECOMMENDED if you have certain iron metabolism problems (eg, hemosiderosis, hemochromatosis) or high levels or iron in your blood. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about taking this medicine.

How to Use This Medicine:

Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. THIS MEDICINE MAY BE TAKEN BY MOUTH ON AN EMPTY STOMACH OR WITH FOOD. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation. This medicine may be taken by mouth directly or mixed with fruit juice, cereal, or other food. USE THE DROPPER THAT COMES WITH THIS MEDICINE to measure your dose. Ask your pharmacist for help if you are unsure of how to measure this dose. SHAKE WELL before each use. AVOID TAKING THIS MEDICINE with dairy products; they may interfere with the absorption of the iron in this medicine. DO NOT TAKE AN ANTACID within several hours before or after you take this medicine. Many other medicines (eg, used for infection, blood pressure, low blood platelets, osteoporosis) should not be taken at the same time as this medicine; their effectiveness may be decreased. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if your dose of this medicine should be separated from your dose of any of your medicines. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) in the original container, away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children and away from pets. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, 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.

Cautions:

DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you have had an allergic reaction to it or if you are allergic to any ingredient in this product. DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED DOSE or use for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor. DO NOT TAKE LARGE DOSES of vitamins while you use this medicine unless your doctor tells you to. THIS MEDICINE MAY DISCOLOR THE STOOLS. This is normal and not a cause for concern. ACCIDENTAL OVERDOSE of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. KEEP THIS MEDICINE OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU BECOME PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. It is unknown if this medicine is excreted in breast milk. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible Side Effects:

SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medicine include constipation, dark or discolored stools, diarrhea, nausea, or stomach upset. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience black, tarry, or bloody stools; severe or persistent nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; or stomach pain or cramping. AN ALLERGIC REACTION to this medicine is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue. 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. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Overdose:

Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. IF OVERDOSE IS SUSPECTED OR IN CASE OF ACCIDENTAL INGESTION, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include black, tarry, or bloody stools; bloody vomit; fast heartbeat; paleness of the skin; seizures; severe diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain; sluggishness; shallow, rapid breathing; unusual drowsiness; weakness.

Additional Information:

DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. CHECK WITH YOUR PHARMACIST about how to dispose of unused medicine.

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