Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: MyKidz Iron FL, PhluoriVit with Iron, Poly Vitamin with Fluoride with Iron, Poly-Vi-Flor with Iron, Tri Vites with Fluoride and Iron, Tri-Vi-Flor with Iron
Generic Name: multivitamin with iron and fluoride (Pronunciation: MUL tee VYE ta min with EYE urn and FLOOR ide)
What is multivitamin with iron and fluoride (MyKidz Iron FL, PhluoriVit with Iron, Poly Vitamin with Fluoride with Iron, Poly-Vi-Flor with Iron, Tri Vites with Fluoride and Iron, Tri-Vi-Flor with Iron)?
Multivitamins provide essential vitamins and minerals that are not taken in to the body through diet.
Iron is a mineral that helps maintain your body's red blood cells.
Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel, which helps prevent dental cavities. In most major U.S. communities, fluoride is put into the water supply.
Multivitamin with iron and fluoride is used as a supplement to the diet of infants and children who do not receive adequate fluoride through drinking water. Multivitamin with iron and 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 iron and fluoride may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of multivitamin with iron and 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 iron and 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:
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. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about multivitamin with iron and 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 iron and 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 iron and fluoride.
Avoid taking any other multivitamin product within 2 hours before or after you take multivitamin with iron and fluoride. Taking similar vitamin products together at the same time can result in a vitamin overdose or serious side effects.
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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