Can't find MULTIVITAMIN drug listing- HELP PLease!

  1. It is not in Davis' 6th edition and the other drug guide I ordered is en route and will be here AFTER the test next Monday!

    We are supposed to know the interactions, what it does, nursing considerations and common side effects. I can't find it anywhere!

    Can someone help Pretty Please???
    •  
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   gwenith
    Mostly your side effects relate to overdoseage and that is more common in the fat soluable vitamins rather than the water soluable vitamins. Google hypervitaminosis.

    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/e...cle/000350.htm
  4. by   gauge14iv
    You will have to look up the individual componants of the multivitamin -

    Vitamin A
    Vitamin B
    Vitamin C
    Niacin
    Folic Acid
    Iron
    Etc Etc Etc

    Sorry

    Some of the interactions can be significant especially in the multivitamin types that are high in certain minerals.
  5. by   wannabesedated
    Action: Needed for adequate metabolism, and to prevent and treat vitamin deficiencies

    Common side effects: Rare at recommended dosage

    Nursing considerations: Advise patient that adequate nutrition must be maintained to prevent further deficienies; to comply with treatment regimen. Advise patient to avoid treating flavored multivitamins as candy; child may overdose. Caution patient to store vitamins out of children's reach. Assess patient for vitamin deficiency; usually more than one vitamin deficiency is present. Liq multivitamins can be diluted or dropped into patients' mouth using dropper provided with some brands. Chew tabs should be chewed and not swallowed whole.
    Nursing diagnoses: Nutrition: less than body requirements, imbalanced (uses)
    Knowledge, deficient (teaching)

close