multivitamins and iron with fluoride liquid - oral (cont.)
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth, usually once daily or as directed by the doctor.If your liquid is a suspension, shake the bottle well before each dose. Use a medication-measuring device to carefully measure the prescribed dose. Do not use a household spoon. The dose may be swallowed directly, added to a small amount of liquid, or mixed with a small amount of food, such as applesauce.The fluoride in this liquid product can be absorbed directly into the teeth as you swallow it, as well as being 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.This product is best taken at least 2 hours before or after taking any products containing calcium (including dairy foods such as milk/yogurt) or aluminum/magnesium (e.g., certain antacids/laxatives), since these may decrease its effectiveness.This product should be taken regularly in order to get the most benefit form it. Do not take more than prescribed. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.
SIDE EFFECTS: Stomach upset, constipation, or nausea may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly.The iron in this product may cause the stools to turn black, which is not harmful.If your teeth become mottled or stained, tell the dentist or doctor. This may be a result of too much 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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