Abidec Drops 25Ml
Before you use the medicine, read this leaflet carefully. Do not throw it away; you may want to read it
again. If you have questions, ask your pharmacist (chemist) or doctor. This medicine is for your child.
Do not give it to anyone else. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are similar. If any of the side
effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or
1. Why do you need to give this medicine?
Abidec Multivitamin Drops are used to prevent vitamin deficiencies in babies and children up to
12 years old. It is not designed for adults.
2. How does this medicine work?
This medicine contains seven essential vitamins that a child or baby needs to grow and keep healthy.
3. Before you give Abidec Multivitamin Drops
Do not use this medicine if:
- your child is allergic to peanut or soya, because Abidec Multivitamin Drops contain arachis oil (peanut oil).
- your child is having other vitamin supplements.
- your baby is receiving more than 500mls of formula milk per day. This is to avoid exceeding the safe
upper limit of Vitamin A.
- if your child is allergic to any of the ingredients (see section 7).
Take special care and talk to your doctor or pharmacist
This product contains sucrose. If you have been told by your doctor that your child has an intolerance to
some sugars, discuss this with your doctor before giving Abidec Multivitamin Drops.
Taking other medicines
Your child can be given Abidec Multivitamin Drops if he or she is taking other medicines because the drops
don't interfere with other medicines.
However, do not give your child other vitamin preparations at the same time.
4. How to give Abidec Multivitamin Drops
For oral use. Give Abidec Multivitamin Drops as a daily dose using the syringe provided.
For children under the age of 1 year: give 0.3ml (higher mark on syringe) on the back of the tongue.
For children aged 1-12 years: give 0.6ml (lower mark on syringe) on the back of the tongue.
Wash and dry the syringe thoroughly after use (not in a steam steriliser). Reseal the bottle with original cap
after each use.
If you miss a dose:
Give one as soon as you remember unless it is nearly time for the next dose. Do not give an extra dose to
make up for the one missed.
If you use too much:
The syringe provided helps you give the correct dose to your child. Should your child have too much
medicine tell your doctor even though it is unlikely that it will cause any harm.
5. Possible side effects
Abidec Multivitamin Drops contain peanut oil (arachis oil) which may cause an allergic reaction (such as
itching, swelling of the tongue, eyes, lips and hands). Do not use this product if you know or suspect your
child is allergic to peanuts or soya.
If your child feels ill after using Abidec Multivitamin Drops, or you notice any unusual or unexpected
symptoms, tell your doctor or go to the Accident and Emergency department of your nearest hospital.
6. Storing Abidec Multivitamin Drops
Store below 25°C. Keep the bottle upright in its original carton and out of direct sunlight. Once opened, use
within 4 weeks. Keep out the reach and sight of children. Do not use Abidec Multivitamin Drops after the
date (month and year) printed after "EXP" on the carton and bottle label. If the expiry date has passed, take
the product back to your pharmacist for safe disposal.
7.What is in Abidec Multivitamin Drops?
Abidec Multivitamin Drops is a yellow/brown liquid in a 25ml bottle or in a pack containing 2 x 25ml bottles,
but all pack sizes may not be marketed. This colour can become cloudy or darken but can still be used if this
happens within 4 weeks of opening and if it has not passed the expiry date (printed on bottle label and
carton). The colour, smell and flavour of the product are the natural colour, smell and flavour of the
Each 0.6 ml dose contains:
Retinol (as vitamin A Palmitate) 1333 IU, Ergocalciferol (Vitamin D2) 400 IU,
Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1) 0.4 mg, Riboflavin Sodium Phosphate (Vitamin B2) 0.8 mg,
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6) 0.8 mg, Nicotinamide 8mg and Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 40 mg.
Sodium hydroxide, sucrose, refined peanut oil (a carrier for Vitamin A palmitate), polysorbate 60 and
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Northwood Office Park, Dublin 9, Ireland.
Send all enquiries to this address.
Date of leaflet approval: April 2017
Medana Pharma SA, 10, WI.Lokietka Street, 98-200 Sireadz, Poland