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More information about Vitamins (Multiple/Prenatal)

Pronunciation

(VYE ta mins, MUL ti pul/pree NAY tal)


U.S. Brand Names

Advanced 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®

Synonyms

Prenatal Vitamins

Generic Available

Yes

Use

Nutritional supplement for use prior to conception, during pregnancy, and postnatal (in lactating and nonlactating women)

Pregnancy Risk Factor

A (in RDA recommended dose)

Lactation

Enters breast milk/compatible

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to any component of the formulation; pre-existing hypervitaminosis

Warnings/Precautions

Due 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 Reactions

Frequency not defined.

Gastrointestinal: Abdominal pain, constipation, dark stools, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting

Miscellaneous: Allergic reaction

Ethanol/Nutrition/Herb Interactions

Food: Iron absorption is inhibited by eggs and milk.

Dosage

Oral: Adults:

Capsule, tablet: One daily

Powder: 4 teaspoonfuls/day; given once daily or in divided doses; mix 1 teaspoonful in 1 ounce of water

Administration

May administer with food to decrease stomach upset.

Dietary Considerations

May 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 Education

May take with food if stomach upset occurs. Constipation may occur.

Dental Health: Effects on Dental Treatment

No significant effects or complications reported

Dental Health: Vasoconstrictor/Local Anesthetic Precautions

No information available to require special precautions

Dosage Forms

Content varies depending on product used.

For more detailed information on ingredients in these and other multivitamins, please refer to Multivitamin Products.

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