Children\'s Vitamins - PA Safety - Please Specify Country

Posted on: Thu, 09/05/2002 - 12:20pm
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Anonymous (not verified)

pWell, I was totally shocked tonight, but only because I'm Canadian and shock easily [img][/img] but in my usual habit of label reading while waiting in a store (usually the pharmacy waiting for a 'script and again tonight, of course it was the pharmacy waiting for a 'script for nasty sinus infection), I checked the label of Centrum Junior Vitamins. They were manufactured in Canada and very clearlybr /
labeled that they contain peanut oil./p
pI know that I have had different people ask me what children's vitamins I purchase for my children given that Jesse is PA. I just always read the label and to tell the truth, I've never called a manufacturer re a vitamin for the kids. And I usually buy the store brand ones. Now, I feel like BAD MOMMY (but then I often do that for different reasons, don't we all? [img][/img] )/p
pAt any rate, I know that there are probably other threads going on the board re vitamins but since I just found this out tonight, I thought I'd start a thread whereby we could post what vitamins we find, confirm that are either safe or unsafe, and what country we're in or the vitamins are from./p
pMy post would be then:-/p
pCentrum Junior Vitamins - Canada - peanut oilbr /
listed in ingredient list, very clearly and boldly./p
pMany thanks and best wishes! [img][/img]/p

Posted on: Tue, 09/10/2002 - 1:13am
AJSMAMA's picture
Joined: 06/12/2002 - 09:00

I did not call the manufacturer but I can tell you that my PN/TNA son takes Flintstone Firsts (for 2-3year olds) daily with no problems. I read the label before buying and nothing unsafe is listed.

Posted on: Tue, 09/10/2002 - 2:13am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

We use Centrum Kids Complete (Rugrats). I'm in the US.

Posted on: Tue, 09/10/2002 - 2:53am
katiee's picture
Joined: 05/09/2001 - 09:00

Hi Cindy,
Before giving Wade vitamins (with Iron) last year I had him consult the Doctor's Bible (the book that warns them about possible drug interactions, contra-inducations, etc.) and the Flinstone with Iron vitamins checked out fine.
We've been using them for over a year now without incident. I think that it is shocking that a large company can manufacture a vitamin which includes peanut oil...are they completely clueless?
Makes me wonder!
Take care,

Posted on: Tue, 09/10/2002 - 3:04am
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Anonymous (not verified)

Just got in from the sweltering heat from errand running and had to dash up here to re-raise this thread, find it re-raised regardless, great! [img][/img]
I just bought Life For Kids Only (Shopper's Drug Mart store brand) Vitamins for the kids
(120 vitamins for $4.99 plus taxes) and I actually had the pharmacy assistant check to make sure that they were PA safe, something that I have never done before (I did check once with the pharmacist about a *strange* ingredient on a store brand kids' vitamin).
She checked, and yes, they are. They are labeled really well regardless, but given that I did look at the Centrum Junior again to-day which reads "may contain peanut oil" quite boldly in black letters below the ingredient list, I wanted to be double sure.
I told her that I had NEVER seen that labeling in Canada before. Didn't check the Centrum Adults Vitamins (mind wandered..... [img][/img] ) but I'm wondering if I would even feel comfortable taking them.
And here I am only 7 years away from Centrum Silver and may not be able to take them! [img][/img]
I'm fairly clear the Centrum is made by Whitehall Robbins (not clear on the spelling) and I will try to remember to check with them on why they would possibly have peanut oil as an ingredient in a children's vitamin.
As we all know, peanut oil does show up in the strangest places, like for scent diffusion, etc. what I would like to get an answer. I'll post when I do.
Many thanks to those who have posted and for being country specific. Vitamins, mind boggling [img][/img] but then since I seem to be aging rapidly daily (as you can tell from the babbling posts being submitted here mid-day instead of mid-night, mid-early-hours-morning), I seem easily confused of late! Or trying to sound more like Williamsmummy! [img][/img]
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Tue, 09/10/2002 - 3:12am
Anne Parrish's picture
Joined: 01/06/2000 - 09:00

This peanut oil topic has come up (here?) before because I remember being *shocked* some years ago that I would have to worry about ingredients of *vitamin* pills, for heaven's sake. Just shows how careful we all have to be.
We have ended up w/ some little brand (name of which I forget), but here in Virginia (USA) the Flinstone's brand (I forget if it is w/ iron or w/out) is made w/ 'vegetable oil' with the exact type unspecified. I know it is probably not peanut oil, but I don't like to buy it unless it really says what kind of oil it is. My kids would be thrilled if I backed down on that decision because Flinstone's is what all their friends use. I will think about it.

Posted on: Tue, 09/10/2002 - 10:17am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

A while ago, I did some research on vitamines in Canada, and Bayer Canada told me they didn't recommend we use their Flintstones/Bugs, Pokeman, etc.(I forget the other shapes made/manufactured by Bayer, because they couldn't verify the "vegtable oil" or their "flavourings" used. Centrum JR were out because of their clear labelling (which I appreciated because then I didn't have to bother calling them). Shoppers "Life - Just for Kids" was checked into and determined to be o.k. by a shoppers drug mart pharmasist and we've been using that brand ever since.

Posted on: Thu, 11/27/2003 - 6:44am
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Anonymous (not verified)

Simply re-raising for annshel. [img][/img]
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Thu, 11/27/2003 - 10:25am
cathlina's picture
Joined: 06/29/2001 - 09:00

About 10 years ago, I bought some Wal-Mart brand vitamins that were merchandised next to Centrum vitamins. Just read the label for the vitamins I wanted.
Just before I popped one in my mouth, I thought maybe I should read "other ingredients on the label just in case.
You bet...peanut oil was listed as an ingredient.
I was furious...

Posted on: Sat, 11/29/2003 - 1:04pm
Chicago's picture
Joined: 04/21/2001 - 09:00

US answer - we are now using Vita-Balls. They are gum balls that release the vits as they are chewed for up to 10 minutes.
The label clearly says "contains NO NUTS".
Bought them at the regular grocery store.

Posted on: Mon, 12/01/2003 - 4:09am
Heather2's picture
Joined: 09/25/2001 - 09:00

I am giving Animal Parade to my PA/TNA son. I am in the US and I did call the manufacturer.


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