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Generic name: multivitamin with iron and fluoride [MUL-tee-VYE-ta-min-with-EYE-urn-and-FLOOR-ide] 

Brand names: MyKidz Iron FL, Poly-Vi-Flor with Iron, Quflora FE, Escavite, TL Fluorivitamin, Tri Vites with Fluoride and Iron
Classification of drugs: iron-based products Combinations of vitamins and minerals

What is Escavite?

A multivitamin is a mixture of different vitamins, which are found naturally in food and other sources.The mineral iron helps to maintain the red blood cell count in your body.Fluoride prevents tooth decay in people with low levels of fluoride. Fluoride is added to the water in most of the major U.S. cities.Escavite, a mixture of medicine, is used to treat infants and young children who don't get enough fluoride from their water.This medication guide does not list all possible uses of Escavite.

Side effects of Escavite

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergy reaction, seek immediate medical attention: difficulty breathing, hives, swelling in your lips, face, throat, or tongue.Escavite may discolor your tooth enamel in rare instances. It has happened mainly when using large doses of Escavite or for a long time. If you see any changes in your teeth, stop using Escavite immediately and contact your doctor or dentist.You may experience less serious side effects or none at all.There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. Report side effects by calling the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar/related drugs

acetylcysteine, ascorbic acid, biotin, multivitamin, and niacin


A child under 6 years of age can die from an iron overdose.Consult your doctor before using this medication. If you're unsure of the fluoride level in the water, check with the local department.

Before you take this drug

Escavite should not be used if your water contains enough fluoride (at least 0.6 parts per billion). If you're unsure, check with the local water department. Too much fluoride may cause permanent damage to teeth and other body cells.Tell your doctor all of your allergies or medical conditions before you start using Escavite.This medicine is unknown to cause harm to an unborn child. Inform your doctor of any pregnancy or plans to get pregnant. Your dose needs may be different during pregnancy.Multivitamins with iron and fluoride may pass through breast milk and harm nursing babies. You should tell your doctor that you are breastfeeding a child. You may need a different dose while nursing.

How to take Escavite?

Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended on the label. Take this medication only as prescribed.Avoid exceeding or taking more than the recommended dosage or taking it for an extended period.This medicine should only be used under the advice of a physician.Drink a glass of water with your medication.Chew the chewable tablet before swallowing it.Give a tablet only to children older than 4. This tablet may cause the child to choke. Only use the liquid form of the medicine for young children.Use the provided dosing device, a dose-measuring spoon, or medicine cups.Ask your pharmacist if you don't have one.Visit your dentist at least every six months. Escavite does not replace good oral health and regular dental checks.Keep the original packaging at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and light. The liquid should not be allowed to freeze.

What happens if I miss the dose?

As soon as possible, take the missed dose. If your next dose is approaching quickly, skip any missed dosage. You should not take more medicine to compensate for a missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 or seek emergency medical care. A child under 6 years of age can die from an iron overdose.

Avoid this

Other multivitamins and mineral supplements that contain iron should be avoided. Too much iron may cause medical complications.Escavite can be less effective if you have calcium in your system. At least two hours before taking Escavite or at least two hours afterward.

  • Do not consume milk or dairy products.
  • Do not use calcium supplements or antacids.

Do not take any multivitamins unless you are told to by your doctor.Make sure your child isn't consuming excessive amounts of fluoride through toothpaste or water that contains adequate fluoride levels.

Interaction with other drug

Other medications, such as prescription drugs, over-the-counter products, and herbal supplements, may also interact with Multivitamin with Iron. Inform your healthcare providers of all the medicines that you are currently taking and those you plan to start using.