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Infant swallowed plant-based multivitamins containing fat soluble vitamins. Poisonous?

Hi, my two-year old son just got into his vitamins and I think he may have eaten some. The thing is, that I don t know for sure that he even got any, and if he did, it couldn t have been more than a few. He was only alone for literally two minutes at the most and when I found him he was sitting there with the bottle open and just one in his mouth that he was sucking on. The bottle was half empty anyway so there is no way for me to count. The vitamins are a plant-based multivitamin that do contain some fat soluble vitamins as well as iron. Should I call poison control or take him to the ER even though I m fairly confident he didn t eat many.
Asked On : Mon, 2 Jul 2012
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Fat soluble vitamins are not going to cause any life threatening issues. They are safe unless too many has been ingested resulting in hypervitaminoses. Iron poisoning is known to happen when too many is popped. Report immediately to ER if he has symptoms of gastritis like abdominal pain, vomiting etc. Keep a watch on him.

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Dr. Balaji Chinnasami MD
Assistant professor - Pediatrics

Answered: Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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