What information about vitamin toxicity should patients receive?

Updated: Dec 26, 2017
  • Author: Mark Rosenbloom, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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Remind parents of children who ingested vitamins of the appropriate ways to childproof their homes, and emphasize the need to use child-resistant bottles.

Instruct adults who have unintentionally overdosed on vitamins as part of their megavitamin regimen on the serious adverse effects of such chemicals.

For patient education information, see the First Aid and Injuries Center, as well as Iron Poisoning in Children, Drug Overdose, Activated Charcoal, and Poison Proofing Your Home.


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