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Poly-Vi-Flor Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is multivitamin with fluoride (Poly-Vi-Flor)?
- What are the possible side effects of multivitamin with fluoride?
- What is the most important information I should know about multivitamin with fluoride?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking multivitamin with fluoride?
- How should I take multivitamin with fluoride?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking multivitamin with fluoride?
- What other drugs will affect multivitamin with fluoride?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking multivitamin with fluoride?
Taking in too much fluoride can cause an irreversible condition called fluorosis. This condition can permanently damage teeth and possibly other cells in the body.
Do not use this medicine without the advice of a doctor. Multivitamin with fluoride should not be used if the level of fluoride in the drinking water is adequate (0.6 parts per million or higher). Check with your local water department if you are unsure about the level of fluoride in the drinking water.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not know if multivitamin with fluoride it harmful to an unborn baby. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
Multivitamin with fluoride can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take multivitamin with fluoride?
Use this medication as directed on the label, or as your doctor has prescribed. Do not use the medication in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.
Take each dose of this medicine with a full glass of water.
The chewable tablet must be chewed or allowed to dissolve in the mouth before swallowing it. You may also allow the tablet to dissolve in drinking water, fruit juice, or infant formula (but not milk or other dairy products).
Do not give a chewable tablet to a child younger than 4 years old. The child may choke on the tablet. Use only liquid forms of this medicine in young children.
Measure the liquid form of multivitamin with fluoride using a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist where you can get one.
The liquid may also be mixed with water, fruit juice, or infant formula.
It is important to take multivitamin with fluoride regularly to get the most benefit.
Brush teeth regularly, at least two times each day or after meals. This will help prevent tooth discoloration.
Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not allow the liquid to freeze.
Keep multivitamin with fluoride in the original contain it came in. Storing multivitamin with fluoride in a glass container can ruin the medication.
Additional Poly-Vi-Flor Information
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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