What Are Some Common Adverse Reactions to Ocuvite?

What Are Some Common Adverse Reactions to Ocuvite?

Some common adverse reactions to Ocuvite include burping, indigestion, taste problems and blood clotting disorder, according to WebMD. Patients may experience headaches, dizziness and diarrhea, as well as some rare symptoms such as tightness in the chest, blurred vision, and yellowing in the eyes or skin, says Drugs.com.

Ocuvite is a multivitamin with minerals used to treat or avert mineral and vitamin deficiencies, according to Health Central. These deficiencies can result from certain diseases, some medications, pregnancy, poor diet or digestive disorders. Ocuvite is a combination of various minerals and vitamins that are obtained from foods and other natural sources.

Ocuvite interacts with certain medications when combined, states Drugs.com. Taking it with drugs such as abacavir, fluorouracil and capecitabine causes highly clinically significant reactions. Other drugs such as acebutolol, folic acid and bismuth subsalicylate cause moderate reactions, while others such as orlistat, mycophenolic acid and saw palmetto cause minor reactions, according to Drugs.com. Seek medical advice before taking Ocuvite while on other medication.

Overdosing on vitamins and minerals can cause side effects such as uneven heart rate, stomach bleeding, muscle weakness and confusion. To reduce the risk of overdose, avoid taking more multivitamins and minerals than is recommended by the doctor, or taking multiple multivitamin and mineral products with similar vitamins or minerals. Seek medical attention if you think you have overdosed on any mineral or vitamin, as advised by Everyday Health.

Store Ocuvite at room temperature away from moisture and light, and away from the reach of pets and children, as recommended by HealthCentral.