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Centrum Cardio Overdose

Taking too much Centrum Cardio may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation. In most cases, these complications are not life threatening. However, because Centrum Cardio contains iron, taking too much of this vitamin may lead to iron poisoning, which can be extremely dangerous. Treatment for a Centrum Cardio overdose may consist of administering certain medicines, pumping the stomach, or providing supportive care.

An Introduction to Centrum Cardio Overdose

Centrum Cardio® is a non-prescription multivitamin designed to promote heart health and lower cholesterol. Just as with other multivitamins, it is possible to take too much Centrum Cardio. The specific effects of a Centrum Cardio overdose can vary depending on a number of factors, including the size of the dosage and whether it was taken with other medications or substances.

Dangerous Centrum Cardio Overdose Effects

An overdose of any multivitamin (including Centrum Cardio) may cause bothersome symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation. In most cases, these problems are typically not life-threatening problems. However, Centrum Cardio vitamins do contain iron, and taking too much iron can be extremely dangerous (especially for young children) and may result in iron poisoning. Symptoms of iron poisoning may include:
  • A rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Fluid in the lungs
  • Fever and chills
  • Dehydration
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Flushing
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Metallic taste in mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Blue lips and fingernails
  • Pale skin
  • Diarrhea
  • Black and, possibly, bloody stools
  • Seizures
  • Coma.
Because children cannot handle much iron, Centrum Cardio should be stored out of the reach of children.
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