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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the most frequently asked questions below.

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What is the best time of the day to take Centrum Multivitamins?

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Take your Centrum multivitamin with water preferably at mealtimes. You may want to take your Centrum multivitamin at a certain time each day to become part of your routine.

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Why are Centrum tablets big?

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In order to fit such a comprehensive range of vitamins, minerals and trace elements into one tablet inevitably means that the tablet will be of a reasonable size.
A balance has had to be made between including the ingredients in the necessary amounts and maintaining a practical size of tablet.

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Are Centrum multivitamins suitable for vegetarians?

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No.
Some of the ingredients are derived from animal products.
It can be difficult to obtain vitamin and mineral preparations, which are guaranteed to be completely vegetarian.

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What is the source of gelatin in Centrum multivitamins?

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Several of the vitamins used in the Centrum formulations do contain gelatin, which is derived from Bovine (Cattle) or Porcine (Pigs) sources.
Centrum multivitamins marketed in Europe contain vitamins derived from pig gelatine (pigs are not Halal).
Please note that Centrum multivitamins marketed in the Middle East are specifically formulated to be 100% porcine free, in line with local Middle East Board of Health requirements.
 

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Are Centrum multivitamins halal?

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No.
Centrum multivitamins marketed in Europe contain vitamins derived from pig gelatine (pigs are not Halal).
Please note that Centrum multivitamins marketed in the Middle East are specifically formulated to be 100% porcine free, in line with local Middle East Board of Health requirements

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Are Centrum multivitamins kosher?

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No.
Centrum multivitamins contain vitamins derived from pig gelatin (pigs are not kosher).

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How should I store the product?

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Store dry and not above 25°C. Always replace lid after use.

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Some of the ingredient levels are more than the nutrient reference value, why is this?

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Centrum products are classed as food supplements and are designed to complement a person’s diet.
Having more than 100% of the NRV should not cause any concern, because the levels are safe and do not exceed the recommended Safe Upper Level (SUL) for each vitamin.
Water soluble vitamins - such as the B group vitamins and vitamin C - cannot be stored by the body to any great extent, so if you take in more than your body needs, they are simply excreted.

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Is it harmful to take outdated/expired Centrum?

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We recommend that the product not be used after the expiration date.
All our products are assigned an expiration date, which is based upon extensive stability studies. The product is effective until the last day of the month noted on the package.

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Do Centrum multivitamins contain fibre?

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Centrum multivitamins are currently not formulated to be a source of dietary fibre.

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Can children take Centrum multivitamin?

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Children aged 4 and up can take Centrum Kids.
Children aged 11 and up can take Centrum Advance and Centrum Fruity Chewables.
Other Centrum multivitamins are formulated for adults only.

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How long can I take Centrum?

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Centrum can be taken continuously on a daily basis.

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Can I take Centrum Vitamints with other Centrum multivitamin products?

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Centrum Vitamints and Centrum MultiGummies are multivitamins containing several of the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs. Therefore, these products should not be taken with any other multivitamin products. We recommend always checking with your healthcare professional about the best regiment to follow for your dietary supplement needs.

Centrum Vitamints and Centrum MultiGummies are separate products and should not be taken together.

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Which time of day is best to take Centrum Vitamints / MultiGummies?

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Adults should take 2 chewable tablets OR 2 gummies at any time of the day. They may be taken without food or water.

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How do I have to take Centrum Vitamints / MultiGummies?

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Adults should take 2 chewable tablets OR 2 gummies per day. Chew until dissolved.

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Can Centrum Vitamints tablets or Centrum MultiGummies be swallowed?

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No, we recommend following the direction for use and chewing the tablets/gummies until dissolved.

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Who should take Centrum Vitamints / MultiGummies?

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Centrum Vitamints and Centrum MultiGummies are approved for adult use.

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What is the recommended dosage for adults?

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Adults should take 2 chewable tablets or 2 gummies per day.

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Can Centrum Vitamints / MultiGummies be used for long periods?

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Centrum Vitamints or Centrum MultiGummies can be taken per suggested use continuously on a daily basis or as directed by your healthcare provider.

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How many tablets should I take during the day?

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Adults should take 2 chewable tablets or gummies per day.

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Do Centrum Vitamints / MultiGummies contain Lactose?

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Lactose is not present in the formula of Centrum Vitamints or Centrum MultiGummies. The product is suitable for lactose intolerants.

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Do Centrum Vitamints / MultiGummies contain Gluten?

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Centrum Vitamints do not contain gluten and is suitable for people with coeliac disease.

For Centrum MultiGummies gluten may be present in some of the raw materials and during the manufacturing process. Whilst it is unlikely that gluten is present in the final product, we cannot guarantee this.

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Do Centrum Vitamints / MultiGummies contain sugar?

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Centrum Vitamints contain sugars and the artificial sweeteners isomalt, acesulfame potassium and sucralose. If you have diabetes or if you suffer with any conditions we recommend to consult your physician who is familiar with your medical history before taking the product and can advise you appropriately.

Centrum MultiGummies contains sugars. If you have diabetes or if you suffer with any conditions we recommend to consult your physician who is familiar with your medical history before taking the product and can advise you appropriately.

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Do Centrum Vitamints / MultiGummies contain any animal derivatives? Is it suitable for those who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet?

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Centrum Vitamints contains vitamin D3 sourced from lanolin (sheep’s wool). This product is suitable for those who follow a vegetarian diet; however it is not suitable for those who follow a vegan diet.

Centrum MiutiGummies contains gelatine of bovine origin therefore the product is not suitable for those who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet. Centrum MultiGummies also contains vitamin D3 sourced from lanolin (sheep’s wool).

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Are Centrum Vitamints / MultiGummies kosher?

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Centrum Vitamints are kosher.

There are some ingredients in Centrum MultiGummies which are derived from animals but we cannot guarantee if these are kosher.

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Are Centrum Vitamints / MultiGummies halal?

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Centrum Vitamints are halal.

There are some ingredients in Centrum MultiGummies which are derived from animals but we cannot guarantee if these are halal.

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Can Centrum Vitamints be taken by children?

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Centrum Vitamints and Centrum MultiGummies are formulated for use in adults. These products are not intended for use in children.

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Can I take Centrum Vitamints while pregnant or nursing?

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If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please check with your physician or gynaecologist before taking any supplement or medication.

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