Berocca is a dietary supplement used to correct vitamin deficiencies to offset poor nutrition and enhance metabolism and growth. Berocca contains vitamins and minerals such as water-soluble vitamins (B complex) and fat-soluble vitamins (A, D and E). It also contains calcium, potassium, iron and zinc. Berocca multivitamins are available in a liquid or tablet form.
According to Revolutionhealth.com, "Multivitamins are used to provide vitamins that are not taken in through the diet." Multivitamins are also used to treat vitamin deficiencies caused by illness, pregnancy and poor nutrition as well as digestive disorders and many other conditions. Berocca is a multivitamin that may be used to meet these needs.
Multivitamins like Berocca when taken as prescribed or by following the packaging instructions may not cause any side effects. However, common side effects may include upset stomach, diarrhoea or constipation. These symptoms should stop as your body makes an adjustment to this medication. If these symptoms persist, consult your doctor for advice.
Other Side Effects
Other side effects may include headache, an unpleasant taste in your mouth, nausea or black, tarry stools. Berocca includes vitamins and minerals such as potassium and zinc that may cause tooth staining, stomach bleeding and increased urination. Additional side effects may include a feeling of confusion and an irregular heartbeat as well as a limp feeling or muscle weakness. Contact your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Side Effects of an Overdose
Taking too many Berocca multivitamins or taking additional vitamins may cause an overdose. Symptoms of an overdose may include severe headache, loss of appetite or stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhoea or constipation. Other symptoms may include weight loss, severe back ache and muscle or joint pain as well as unusual bruising and bleeding. Seek emergency medical care if you think you have taken too much of this medication.
An allergic reaction is a serious medical emergency. The symptoms may include a rash or hives with itching or swelling of the face, mouth and tongue or throat. Other symptoms may include wheezing, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Seek immediate emergency medical care if you should experience any of these symptoms while taking Berocca.
Berocca contains a variety of minerals and vitamins that may interact with other medications you are taking. Discuss with your doctor or pharmacist the medications you are taking before taking Berocca. Heart and blood pressure medications or water pills (diuretics) may cause drug interactions. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning to get pregnant before using Berocca. You doctor will usually prescribe a prenatal vitamin that's specific for pregnant women.