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Centrum Multivitamin

Main Ingredients:   Folic acid (AKA: Vitamin B9, Vitamin M, FA-8, Folicet), Niacin (AKA: Vitamin B3, Inositol Hexaniacinate, Niacinamide, Nicotinamide, Nicotinic Acid), Calcium, Folate, Vitamin B2 (AKA: Riboflavin), Vitamin B1 (AKA: Aneurin, Thiamin, Thiamine), Vitamin A (AKA: Retinol, Palmitate), Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6 (AKA: Pyridoxal, Pyridoxamine, Pyridoxine), Biotin (AKA: Vitamin B7, Vitamin H), Vitamin C (AKA: Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin D (AKA: Cholecalciferol, Calciferol, Calcitrol, Ergocalciferol), Vitamin E (AKA: Succinate), Magnesium, Zinc, Potassium, Iron (AKA: Ferrous Sulfate), Chromium (AKA: Chromium Picolinate), Phosphorus (AKA: Phos., Phos), Selenium (AKA: Selenium Metallicum, Selenium Met.), Vitamin K (AKA: Vitamin K2, Menadione, Menaphthone, Menaquinone, Phylloquinone), Boron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Vanadium (AKA: Vanadyl Sulfate, Vanadate), Folacin, Iodide, Chloride, Silicon

Supplement Categories:
Vitamins & Minerals  >  Multi-vitamins
User Ratings
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Satisfaction
6.3
4.9  Effectiveness
3.4  Side Effects
4.9  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 4 Centrum Multivitamin side effects and 3 Centrum Multivitamin benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is not noted yet. Brand names are Vi-Daylin Multivitamin, Centrum and Theragran.

Centrum Multivitamin is manufactured by Wyeth Ayerst Pharmaceuticals.

The active ingredients of this medication are calcium phosphate and magnesium oxide.

This medication is a nutritional supplement for people whose diet may be deficient in certain vitamins and minerals.
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Centrum Multivitamin, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 4% 7.2% 68.8% 18.4% 1.6%
Balance/Equilibrium 3.2% 4% 81.6% 8.8% 2.4%
Blood Pressure 3.2% 1.6% 89.6% 5.6% 0%
Breathing 3.2% 2.4% 86.4% 8% 0%
Confidence 5.6% 4% 76.8% 12% 1.6%
Coordination/Motor Skills 2.4% 7.2% 69.6% 19.2% 1.6%
Digestion 4.8% 8% 76% 8.8% 2.4%
Emotional Well-being 3.2% 8% 76% 11.2% 1.6%
Energy 8.7% 9.5% 48.4% 26.2% 7.1%
Eyesight 4.8% 2.4% 85.6% 5.6% 1.6%
Memory 4% 6.4% 78.4% 8.8% 2.4%
Mental Clarity 4.8% 4% 75.2% 13.6% 2.4%
Pain 4% 4.8% 84.8% 4.8% 1.6%
Patience 4% 3.2% 85.6% 4.8% 2.4%
Sexual Health 2.4% 5.6% 82.4% 8% 1.6%
Skin Complexion 4% 4.8% 79.2% 11.2% 0.8%
Sleep 2.4% 8.8% 72.8% 14.4% 1.6%
Stress Level 4.8% 5.6% 71.2% 17.6% 0.8%
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Commonly Reported Centrum Multivitamin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 88.9% 7.4% 2.5% 1.2% 0%
Allergic Reaction 93.5% 2.8% 0.9% 2.8% 0%
Anxiety 85% 2.5% 7.5% 0% 5%
Blurred Vision 90% 7.5% 0% 0% 2.5%
Breathing Difficulties 92.5% 2.5% 2.5% 2.5% 0%
Change in Weight 93.5% 2.8% 1.9% 0.9% 0.9%
Cold Symptoms 92.5% 5% 2.5% 0% 0%
Confusion 92.5% 7.5% 0% 0% 0%
Constipation 91.4% 3.7% 3.7% 1.2% 0%
Dark / Tarry Stools 92.6% 4.6% 0% 2.8% 0%
Depression 95% 0% 2.5% 2.5% 0%
Diarrhea 93.4% 5% 0% 1.7% 0%
Dizziness 91.7% 4.1% 1.7% 0.8% 1.7%
Drowsiness 90% 5% 2.5% 2.5% 0%
Fatigue 87.6% 5% 3.3% 1.7% 2.5%
Fever 95% 5% 0% 0% 0%
Gas 95% 2.5% 2.5% 0% 0%
Headache 91% 4.9% 0.8% 0% 3.3%
Insomnia 87.5% 10% 0% 2.5% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 85% 2.5% 7.5% 2.5% 2.5%
Mood Swings 90% 0% 10% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 92.5% 2.5% 5% 0% 0%
Nausea 91.7% 2.8% 3.7% 0.9% 0.9%
Sensitivity to Light 92.5% 0% 7.5% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 97.5% 0% 2.5% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 90% 5% 2.5% 2.5% 0%
Vomiting 96.3% 1.9% 0.9% 0% 0.9%
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Less Commonly Reported Centrum Multivitamin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Appetite Loss 93.5% 4.7% 1.9% 0% 0%
Bleeding 97.2% 0.9% 0.9% 0.9% 0%
Bone Pain / Ache 90.7% 3.7% 0.9% 2.8% 1.9%
Breathing Difficulties 93.8% 3.7% 1.2% 0% 1.2%
Change in Sex Drive 91.6% 5.6% 2.8% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 96.3% 1.2% 1.2% 0% 1.2%
Dry Mouth 91.7% 5.6% 0% 1.9% 0.9%
Fever 96.3% 2.5% 1.2% 0% 0%
High Blood Pressure 95.1% 2.5% 1.2% 0% 1.2%
Irregular Heartbeat 93.8% 4.9% 1.2% 0% 0%
Metallic Taste in Mouth 95.3% 1.9% 0% 0% 2.8%
Mood Swings 90.1% 7.4% 0% 0% 2.5%
Muscle / Joint Pain 89.7% 4.7% 0.9% 1.9% 2.8%
Reduced Libido 97.7% 0% 2.3% 0% 0%
Runny Nose 90.7% 3.7% 1.9% 1.9% 1.9%
Sensitivity to Light 95.1% 2.5% 0% 0% 2.5%
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Episodes since taking Centrum Multivitamin
Since taking Centrum Multivitamin Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 1.1%
Fall 4%
Hospitalization 1.7%
Seizure 1.7%
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User Comments about Centrum Multivitamin
06 Dec 2015 When i start using centrum i allways feel sleepy and i saw my stool color change into black...i always feel full stomach and i always want to vomiting
   —Posted by jason
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06 Oct 2015 I never get headaches but when I take Centrum for Men I get a headache and tightness in my chest, Headache and Chest pain stop as soon as I stop taking it. I stopped for 3 weeks - No issue so I thought I would try 1 pill today (taken on empty stomach except for Coffee) 4 hours later I notice I have a headache and chest tightness. When I was taking it daily I thought I was having an heart attack one day. That's when I stopped and no issues after that until I took one pill today and symptoms retuned in 4 hours.. Throwing bottle in the garbage now. Good by $20...
   —Posted by Anonymous
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22 Mar 2015 SUDDENLY STARTED EXPERIENCING STOMACH PAIN AND CHEST PAIN/PALPITATIONS - THOUGHT IT MAY HAVE BEEN TO DO WITH THE MENOPAUSE, AS I BLAME EVERYTHING ON THE MENOPAUSE, BUT THEN REALISED THAT I ONLY STARTED HAVING THESE SYMPTOMS SINCE TAKING CENTRUM MULTI VITAMINS. I CHECKED ONLINE FOR SIDE EFFECTS OF CENTRUM AND STOMACH PAIN AND CHEST PAIN WAS LISTED AS ONE OF THE SIDE EFFECTS. STOPPED TAKING CENTRUM STRAIGHT AWAY AND I'M GLAD TO SAY THAT I AM NO LONGER EXPERIENCING THESE PAINS. ALL TABLETS HAVE SIDE EFFECTS - EVEN VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS.
   —Posted by DCS
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21 May 2015 I had chest pain also as well as severe heartburn from taking Centrum.
   —Posted by Anonymous
11 Jan 2015 not for me
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02 Oct 2014 we have to try if is good for you body. for now no good for me
   —Posted by vicky
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