Vitamin B/iron/vitamin C (By mouth)

Introduction

Supplies your body with B vitamins, iron, and vitamin C. You might need extra vitamins and iron because of an illness or other medicines that you are using. You might not be getting enough vitamins and iron from the food you eat, or for other reasons.

Brand Name(s)

Chromagen, Chromagen FA, FE C Tab Plus, FeoGen, Ferrex 150 Forte Plus, Icar-C Plus, Maxaron Forte, Multigen, Multigen Folic, Multigen Plus, Niferex Forte-150, Repliva 21/7

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used

How to Use This Medicine

Tablet, Long Acting Tablet, Capsule, Liquid Filled Capsule, Long Acting Capsule

  • Take your medicine as directed.
  • Carefully follow your doctor's instructions about any special diet.
  • Follow the instructions on the medicine label if you are using this medicine without a prescription.
  • Swallow the extended-release capsule, extended-release tablet, or liquid-filled capsule whole. Do not crush, break, or chew the tablet or capsule.
  • You may take this medicine with food if it upsets your stomach.

If a dose is missed:

  • Missing a dose of a vitamin supplement is usually not a cause for concern.
  • Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine

  • Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using an antibiotic medicine, such as tetracycline, doxycycline, Achromycin®, Minocin®, Vibramycin®, or a fluoroquinolone antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, Cipro®, or Levaquin®.

Warnings While Using This Medicine

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding, or if you have liver disease or kidney disease. Tell your doctor if you have any blood problems, such as pernicious anemia or too much iron.
  • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to soy. Some brands of this medicine might contain soy.
  • This medicine might have enough iron to poison a small child. Be very careful to keep this medicine out of the reach of children. If a child does swallow some of this medicine, call a doctor or poison control center right away.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Dark-colored stools.
  • Mild pain in your lower chest or stomach.
  • Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, gas.
  • Warmth or redness in your face, neck, arms, or upper chest.

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Version Info

  • Last reviewed on 7/4/2015

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