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More information about Vitamins (Multiple/Prenatal)
Pronunciation(VYE ta mins, MUL ti pul/pree NAY tal)
U.S. Brand NamesAdvanced NatalCare®; A-Free Prenatal; Aminate Fe-90; Anemagen™ OB; Cal-Nate™; CareNate™ 600; Chromagen® OB; Citracal® Prenatal Rx; Duet®; Duet™ DHA; KPN Prenatal; NataChew™; NataFort®; NatalCare® CFe 60 [DSC]; NatalCare® GlossTabs™; NatalCare® PIC; NatalCare® PIC Forte; NatalCare® Plus; NatalCare® Rx; NatalCare® Three; NataTab™ CFe; NataTab™ FA; NataTab™ Rx; Nestabs® CBF; Nestabs® FA; Nestabs® RX; Niferex®-PN; Niferex®-PN Forte; NutriNate®; OB-20; Obegyn®; PreCare®; PreCare® Conceive™; PreCare® Prenatal; Prenatal 1-A-Day; Prenatal AD; Prenatal H; Prenatal MR 90 Fe™; Prenatal MTR with Selenium; Prenatal Plus; Prenatal Rx 1; Prenatal U; Prenatal Z; Prenate Elite™; Prenate GT™; StrongStart™; Stuartnatal® Plus 3™ [OTC]; Stuart Prenatal® [OTC]; Trinate; Ultra NatalCare®
UseNutritional supplement for use prior to conception, during pregnancy, and postnatal (in lactating and nonlactating women)
Pregnancy Risk FactorA (in RDA recommended dose)
LactationEnters breast milk/compatible
ContraindicationsHypersensitivity to any component of the formulation; pre-existing hypervitaminosis
Warnings/PrecautionsDue to calcium content, use caution with kidney stones. Contains iron in amounts which may be toxic to children. Iron supplementation should not be used with hemochromatosis and hemosiderosis. Use caution with severe renal or hepatic dysfunction or failure.
Adverse ReactionsFrequency not defined.
Gastrointestinal: Abdominal pain, constipation, dark stools, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting
Miscellaneous: Allergic reaction
Ethanol/Nutrition/Herb InteractionsFood: Iron absorption is inhibited by eggs and milk.
Capsule, tablet: One daily
Powder: 4 teaspoonfuls/day; given once daily or in divided doses; mix 1 teaspoonful in 1 ounce of water
AdministrationMay administer with food to decrease stomach upset.
Dietary ConsiderationsMay be taken with food to decrease stomach upset. Obegyn™ powder contains phenylalanine 84 mg/8.25 g. Duet® contains phenylalanine 15 mg/chewable tablet. StrongStart™ contains phenylalanine 6 mg/chewable tablet.
Patient EducationMay take with food if stomach upset occurs. Constipation may occur.
Dental Health: Effects on Dental TreatmentNo significant effects or complications reported
Dental Health: Vasoconstrictor/Local Anesthetic PrecautionsNo information available to require special precautions
Dosage FormsContent varies depending on product used.
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