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multivitamin with iron and fluoride (cont.)

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking 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.

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether this medication is harmful to an unborn baby. Before using multivitamin with iron and fluoride, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

Multivitamin with iron and 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 iron and fluoride?

Use this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended by your doctor.

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 iron and 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 iron and 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 iron and fluoride in the original contain it came in. Storing multivitamin with iron and fluoride in a glass container can ruin the medication.

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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