multivitamins/iron/fluoride chewable tablet - oral (cont.)
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth, usually once daily or as directed by your doctor. If stomach upset occurs, you may take it with food. However, certain foods may decrease the absorption of this product. Consult your pharmacist for more details.Take this medication at least 2 hours before or after taking any products containing calcium (including milk, yogurt, and other dairy products), aluminum, or magnesium (e.g., certain antacids or laxatives).Chew the tablet thoroughly before swallowing. If your child cannot safely chew and swallow this tablet, consult your doctor or pharmacist for advice.The fluoride in this chewable tablet can be absorbed directly into the teeth during and after chewing and also absorbed into your body from your stomach. Therefore, it is best not to eat, drink, or rinse your mouth for 30 minutes after taking this product.Follow your doctor's instructions and do not exceed the recommended dose.
SIDE EFFECTS: Stomach upset, constipation, or nausea may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly.This product contains iron, which may make the stools turn black. This is due to unabsorbed iron and is not harmful.If your teeth become mottled or stained, notify your dentist or your doctor. This may be a result of excess fluoride.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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