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Discontinued Warning IconPlease Note: This Brand Name drug is no longer available in the US.
(Generic versions may still be available.)

Cernevit Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 1/10/2016

Cernevit (multivitamins for infusion) is a daily multivitamin maintenance dosage for adults and children aged 11 years and above receiving parenteral nutrition. The brand name Cernevit is discontinued, but generic versions may be available. Common side effects of Cernevit include allergic reactions (rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth/face/lips/tongue, or numbness or tingling feeling in the skin), diarrhea, nausea, or stomach upset.

Adults and children aged 11 years and above should receive a dose of the contents of one vial (5 mL) Cernevit per day. Cernevit may interact with phenytoin, phenobarbital, levodopa, disopyramide, propranolol, quinidine, prazosin, bisulfites, bleomycin, or antibiotics. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Cernevit should be taken only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding. Pregnant or lactating women should follow the U.S. Recommended Daily Allowances for their condition, because their vitamin requirements may exceed those of nonpregnant or nonlactating women.

Our Cernevit (multivitamins for infusion) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Cernevit FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)


Anaphylactic reactions have been reported following large intravenous doses of thiamine. There have been very rare reports of anaphylactic reactions following IV injection of Cernevit†-12 (multivitamins for infusion) over 1-4 minutes. Urticaria and rash have also been associated with Cernevit†-12 (multivitamins for infusion).

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Cernevit (Multivitamins for Infusion)

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration


You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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