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Generic ingredients: Vitamins, Fluoride
Why is this drug prescribed: Poly-Vi-Flor is a multivitamin and fluoride supplement. The drops have 9 essential vitamins; the chewable tablets have 10. Poly-Vi-Flor is prescribed for children aged 2 and older to provide fluoride where the drinking water contains less than the amount recommended by the American Dental Association to build strong teeth and prevent cavities. Poly-Vi-Flor also supplies significant amounts of vitamins to help prevent deficiencies. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children up to age 16 take a fluoride supplement if they live in areas where the drinking water contains less than the recommended amount of fluoride.
Most important fact about this drug: Do not give your child more than the recommended dose. Too much fluoride can cause discoloration and pitting of teeth.
How should you take this medication: Do not give your child more than your doctor prescribes. Poly-Vi-Flor chewable tablets should be chewed or crushed before swallowing. You can put Poly-Vi-Flor drops directly into a child's mouth with the dropper provided or mix them into cereal, juice, or other food. --If you miss a dose... Give it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Do not give 2 doses at once. --Storage instructions... Store away from heat, light, and moisture.
What side effects may occur: Rarely, an allergic rash has occurred.
Why should this drug not be prescribed: Children should not take Poly-Vi-Flor if they are getting significant amounts of fluoride from other medications or sources.
Special warnings about this medication: Do not give your child more than the recommended dosage. Your child's teeth should be checked periodically for discoloration or pitting. Notify your doctor if white, brown, or black spots appear on your child's teeth. The fluoride level of your drinking water should be determined before Poly-Vi-Flor is prescribed. Let your doctor know if you change drinking water or filtering systems. Fluoride does not replace proper dental habits, such as brushing, flossing, and having dental checkups.
Recommended dosage: The usual dose is 1 tablet or 1 milliliter every day as prescribed by the doctor; your doctor will choose the strength according to your child's age and the amount of fluoride in the drinking water.
Overdosage: Although overdose is unlikely, any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical treatment immediately.