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Poly-Vi-Flor Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Multi Vita Bets and Fluoride, Poly Vitamin with Fluoride, Poly-Vi-Flor, Soluvite F, Tri-Vi-Flor, Tri-Vitamin with Fluoride
Generic Name: multivitamin with fluoride (Pronunciation: MUL tee VYE ta min with FLOOR ide)
- 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 is multivitamin with fluoride (Poly-Vi-Flor)?
Multivitamins provide essential vitamins and minerals that are not taken in to the body through diet.
Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel, which helps prevent dental cavities. In most major U.S. communities, fluoride is put into the water supply.
Multivitamin with fluoride is used as a supplement to the diet of infants and children who do not receive adequate fluoride through drinking water. Multivitamin with fluoride is also used to prevent tooth decay in people treated with radiation, which may cause dryness of the mouth and increased risk of tooth decay.
Multivitamin with fluoride may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Multi Vita Bets with 0.5 mg Fl Chew-ACT
square, purple, imprinted with A 031
Multi Vita Bets with Fluoride 0.25 mg Chew-ACT
round, imprinted with A 150
Poly-Vi-Flor 1 mg
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What are the possible side effects of multivitamin with fluoride?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
This medication may cause the tooth enamel to become discolored. This is a rare side effect that has occurred mainly with large doses or long-term use of multivitamin with fluoride. Stop using this medication and call your dentist or doctor at once if you notice any change in the appearance of your teeth.
Less serious side effects may include:
- stomach upset;
- headache; or
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.
Read the Poly-Vi-Flor (multivitamin, iron and fluoride) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about 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.
Be sure that a child using this medicine is not taking in extra amounts of fluoride by swallowing toothpaste, or drinking water from sources that contain adequate levels of fluoride.
Do not take this medication with milk, other dairy products, calcium supplements, or antacids that contain calcium. Calcium may cause your body to absorb less of the multivitamin with fluoride.
Avoid taking any other multivitamin product within 2 hours before or after you take multivitamin with fluoride. Taking similar vitamin products together at the same time can result in a vitamin overdose or serious side effects.
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