Generic Name(s): multivitamins
Drug Class: vitamin deficieny
Fortavit is a multivitamin that is used to provide the body with vitamins that are not taken through the diet. Fortavit may also be used to treat vitamin deficiencies brought about by illness, poor nutrition, digestive disorder and pregnancy. Fortavit may also be used to for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
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Vitamin deficiencies, the primary condition that Fortavit is indicated for often develop slowly over several months or years. The symptoms of a vitamin deficiency may be mild at the onset but become aggravated as the deficiency develops. The most notable symptoms of a vitamin deficiency include fatigue, irregular heartbeat, weight loss, muscle weakness, jaundice and mental confusion.
Fortavit works by supplying the body with vitamins that are normally found in food and other natural sources. While Fortavit is a prescription drug, it can as well be bought over the counter without a prescription. Fortavit is typically indicated for:
- Vitamin deficiency
Fortavit should be used as indicated on the product’s label. Tablets should be swallowed whole without chewing. Be sure to follow the directions of use and dosage carefully and ask the doctor to explain any part that you may not understand. The amount of Fortavit to be used may vary from one patient to the other depending on the severity of the deficiency. Nonetheless, be sure to take Fortavit at regular intervals. Below is the typical Fortavit dose:
- use 1 tablet per day orally or by the advice of the doctor
In the event that a Fortavit dose is missed, it should be taken as soon as possible. However, in case it is almost time for the second dose, the missed dose should be skipped and normal dosage schedule returned to.
Fortavit Side Effects
The use of Fortavit may cause mild to severe effects. The intensity of these side effects may vary from one individual to the other depending on the body’s ability to handle the effects of Fortavit. Common side effects may disappear as the body gets used to the activities of Fortavit but severe side effects must be reported immediately. Below is a list of side effects that may arise of using Fortavit. Note that not all possible side effects are listed.
- Mild diarrhea
- Stomach upset
- Loss of appetite
Severe side effects
- Feeling of swelling of the entire body
- Numbness of the skin
- Tingling of the skin
- Severe headaches
- Unexplained loss of weight
- Swelling of the tongue
Fortavit may interact with certain drugs and substances. Such interactions may compromise Fortavit’s effectiveness or cause serious side effects. To avoid that, share a list of all drugs, supplements and herbal supplements that you may be using. Fortavit should not used together with any drugs without the doctor’s approval. Thus, avoid starting, stopping or changing the use of any medication while using Fortavit without informing your doctor. Below is a list of drugs and substances that interact with Fortavit. Note that Fortavit may cause other interactions not listed here.
- Calcium 600 D
- Fish oil