Enfamil® Poly-Vi-Sol® with Iron Drops

Last Updated: Monday, July 8, 2013

Multivitamin and iron supplementation for infants and children.

  • Indication
    • Multivitamin and iron supplementation for infants and children.

      Multivitamin and iron supplementation for infants and children. Enfamil Poly-Vi-Sol with Iron vitamin drops are recommended for infants around 4-6 months of age who are transitioning to solid foods.

  • Rationale and Special Characteristics
    • Enfamil Poly-Vi-Sol multivitamin and iron supplement drops have iron and 8 important vitamins in a convenient daily dropper and are an excellent supplement for a child's transition to solid foods, during growth spurts and for the picky eater. Infants may especially require supplemental iron, as around 4–6 months of age, infants begin to lose their iron stores that they have accreted during the third trimester of pregnancy.

      Enfamil Poly-Vi-Sol drops do not contain ingredients derived from the most common food allergies: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy or wheat.

      The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends 400 IU of supplemental vitamin D per day beginning in the first days of life for all breastfed and partially breastfed infants who do not receive at least 1 L of infant formula per day1.

      Refrigeration is not required.

  • Nutrients
    • Drops (per mL) % DV Infants % DV Children under 4 years
      Vitamin A, IU 750 50 30
      Vitamin D, IU 400 100 100
      Vitamin E, IU 5 100 50
      Vitamin C, mg 35 100 88
      Thiamin, mg 0.5 100 71
      Riboflavin, mg 0.6 100 75
      Niacin, mg 8 100 89
      Vitamin B6, mg 0.4 100 57
      Elemental Iron, mg 10* 67 100

      * From 50 mg ferrous sulfate heptahydrate.

      Note: Enfamil Poly-Vi-Sol with Iron Drops do not include folic acid.

      Enfamil Poly-Vi-Sol with Iron Drops do not include vitamin B12 since it is unstable in a solution that has the concentrations of iron and vitamin C found in Enfamil Poly-Vi-Sol with Iron Drops.

  • Osmolality
    • When added to 2 fl oz of infant formula or breast milk, 1 mL of Enfamil® Poly-Vi-Sol® with Iron increases the osmolality by +160 mOsmol/kg water2. If the resulting osmolality is higher than desired for a particular baby, an option is to add 0.5 mL of the supplement to the feeding twice per day.

  • Product Form
    • Enfamil Poly-Vi-Sol with Iron is available as drops in 50 mL bottles.

      Item #: 040506
      Description: With Dropper
      Unit Size: 50 mL
      Cal./Unit: N/A
      Prod. Yield / Unit (fl oz): N/A
      Case: 12 bottles per case
      Reimbursement Code: 0087-040501

      Usual Daily Dose

      Drops: 1.0 mL

  • Composition
    • Ingredients: Glycerin, water, ascorbic acid, ferrous sulfate, vitamin E succinate, niacinamide, polysorbate 80, caramel color, riboflavin-5-phosphate sodium, vitamin A palmitate, thiamin hydrochloride, vitamin D3, vitamin B6 hydrochloride, natural & artificial flavor, sulfuric acid, sulfites.

  • Accidental Overdosage or Intake
    • In case of accidental overdose, the physician, Poison Control Center or hospital emergency should be notified immediately. Patients with a known exposure of more than 40 mg/kg of elemental iron, or with severe, persistent symptoms related to iron ingestion, should be referred to a healthcare facility for medical evaluation and observation. The vitamin ingredients would not be expected to cause ill effects from a one-time overdose.

      WARNING: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of the reach of children.

  • Administration
    • Drops: The dropper is marked with 0.5 mL and 1.0 mL dose lines. To administer directly, place the dropper in the child's mouth with the tip against the inside of the cheek. A firm pressure on the dropper bulb will deliver the proper dose. A slight excess will remain in the dropper. If preferred, the drops may be slowly mixed with formula, juice, cereal or other food and fed within 1 hour.

  • Storage
    • Store at room temperature. Refrigeration is not required, but will not harm the drops.

  • Precautions
    • As with all vitamin products, parents should be cautioned against excessive dosage.

      The bottle should be kept out of the reach of children.

  • References
    • 1. Baker RD, et al. Diagnosis and prevention of iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anemia in infants and young children (0-3 years of age). Pediatrics. 2010;126:1040–1050.

      2. Testing was conducted in September 2009 by Mead Johnson Nutrition, Quality Control.