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Brand Names: Advance Care Plus, Bal-Care DHA, Bal-Care DHA Essential, Bright Beginnings, Cavan EC DHA Plus, Cavan-Heme Omega, Cenogen Ultra, CitraNatal 90 DHA, CitraNatal Assure, CitraNatal B-Calm, CitraNatal DHA, CitraNatal Rx, Co Natal FA, Complete Natal DHA, Complete-RF, Concept DHA, Dualvit OB, Duet, Duet DHA EC, Edge OB, Elite OB 400, EzFe Forte, Femecal OB, Folbecal, Folcal DHA, Folivan-OB, Foltabs plus DHA, Gesticare, HemeNatal OB, Icar Prenatal, Inatal Advance, Infanate DHA, Lactocal-F, Levomefolate DHA, Macnatal CN with DHA, Marnatal-F, Maternity, Maxinate, Mission Prenatal, Multinatal Plus, Multi-Nate DHA, Nata 29 Prenatal, Natafort, Natalvit, Natelle, Natelle Plus with DHA, Natelle Prefer, Natelle-ez, Neevo, Nestabs, Nexa Select with DHA, Novanatal, NovaStart, Nutri-Tab OB, OB Complete, OB Natal One, Ob-20, Obtrex DHA, O-Cal Prenatal, Paire OB Plus DHA, PNV Select, PNV-DHA, PNV-Omega, PNV-Total, PR Natal 400, Precare, PreferaOB, Pre-H-Cal, Premesis Rx, PrenaCare, PrenaFirst, Prenaissance Balance, Prenaissance Plus, PrenaPlus, PreNata, Prenatabs Rx, Prenatal 1, Prenatal AD, Prenatal Elite, Prenatal H, Prenatal Low Iron, Prenatal Multivitamins, Prenatal Plus, Prenatal Rx Low Iron, Prenatal-U, Prenate Advanced Formula, Prenate DHA, Prenate Elite, Prenate Essential, Prenate mini with DHA, Prenate Plus, Prenavite FC, Prenavite PC, PreNexa, PreNexa with DHA, Prennaissance with DHA, PreQue 10, PrimaCare, ProFe Forte, Pruet DHA, Relnate DHA, Renate, RightStep, Rovin-NV, Se-Care, Select-OB, Se-Natal One, Se-Tan DHA, Seton ET, Strongstart, Stuart Prenatal with Beta Carotene, Tandem OB, Taron-BC, TheraNatal Complete, TheraNatal Core Nutrition, Tri Rx, TriAdvance, TriCare, Trimesis Rx, Trinate, Triveen-PRx RNF, UltimateCare One, Ultra-Natal, Vemavite PRX 2, Vena-Bal DHA, VeNatal Complete DHA, VeNatal FA, Verotin-BY, Verotin-GR, Vinacal OR, Vinatal Forte, Vinate Advanced (New Formula), Vinate Good Start, Vinate One, Vinate Ultra, Vitafol-OB, vitaMedMD One Rx, Vitaphil, Vitaspire, Viva DHA, Vol-Nate, Vynatal F.A., Zatean-PN

Generic Name: prenatal multivitamins (Pronunciation: PRE nay tal VYE ta mins)

What are prenatal multivitamins (Advance Care Plus, Bal-Care DHA, Bal-Care DHA Essential, Bright Beginnings, Cavan EC DHA Plus, Cavan-Heme Omega, Cenogen Ultra, CitraNatal 90 DHA, CitraNatal Assure, CitraNatal B-Calm, CitraNatal DHA, CitraNatal Rx, Co Natal FA, Complete Natal DHA, Complete-RF, Concept DHA, Dualvit OB, Duet, Duet DHA EC, Edge OB, Elite OB 400, EzFe Forte, Femecal OB, Folbecal, Folcal DHA, Folivan-OB, Foltabs plus DHA, Gesticare, HemeNatal OB, Icar Prenatal, Inatal Advance, Infanate DHA, Lactocal-F, Levomefolate DHA, Macnatal CN with DHA, Marnatal-F, Maternity, Maxinate, Mission Prenatal, Multinatal Plus, Multi-Nate DHA, Nata 29 Prenatal, Natafort, Natalvit, Natelle, Natelle Plus with DHA, Natelle Prefer, Natelle-ez, Neevo, Nestabs, Nexa Select with DHA, Novanatal, NovaStart, Nutri-Tab OB, OB Complete, OB Natal One, Ob-20, Obtrex DHA, O-Cal Prenatal, Paire OB Plus DHA, PNV Select, PNV-DHA, PNV-Omega, PNV-Total, PR Natal 400, Precare, PreferaOB, Pre-H-Cal, Premesis Rx, PrenaCare, PrenaFirst, Prenaissance Balance, Prenaissance Plus, PrenaPlus, PreNata, Prenatabs Rx, Prenatal 1, Prenatal AD, Prenatal Elite, Prenatal H, Prenatal Low Iron, Prenatal Multivitamins, Prenatal Plus, Prenatal Rx Low Iron, Prenatal-U, Prenate Advanced Formula, Prenate DHA, Prenate Elite, Prenate Essential, Prenate mini with DHA, Prenate Plus, Prenavite FC, Prenavite PC, PreNexa, PreNexa with DHA, Prennaissance with DHA, PreQue 10, PrimaCare, ProFe Forte, Pruet DHA, Relnate DHA, Renate, RightStep, Rovin-NV, Se-Care, Select-OB, Se-Natal One, Se-Tan DHA, Seton ET, Strongstart, Stuart Prenatal with Beta Carotene, Tandem OB, Taron-BC, TheraNatal Complete, TheraNatal Core Nutrition, Tri Rx, TriAdvance, TriCare, Trimesis Rx, Trinate, Triveen-PRx RNF, UltimateCare One, Ultra-Natal, Vemavite PRX 2, Vena-Bal DHA, VeNatal Complete DHA, VeNatal FA, Verotin-BY, Verotin-GR, Vinacal OR, Vinatal Forte, Vinate Advanced (New Formula), Vinate Good Start, Vinate One, Vinate Ultra, Vitafol-OB, vitaMedMD One Rx, Vitaphil, Vitaspire, Viva DHA, Vol-Nate, Vynatal F.A., Zatean-PN)?

There are many brands and forms of prenatal multivitamin available and not all brands are listed on this leaflet.

Prenatal multivitamins are a combination of many different vitamins that are normally found in foods and other natural sources.

Prenatal multivitamins are used to provide the additional vitamins needed during pregnancy. Minerals may also be contained in prenatal multivitamins.

Prenatal multivitamins may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Materna

oblong, white, imprinted with MATERNA, M 55

Natalcare Plus

oblong, pink, imprinted with ETHEX, 225

Neevo

oblong, pink, imprinted with N, LOGO

NeevoDHA

blue, imprinted with NeevoDHA

Nestabs FA

elliptical, pink, imprinted with NESTABS FA

Nestabs

elliptical, white, imprinted with CBF

Nexa Select

capsule, brown, imprinted with 0244

Prenatal Multivitamin with Folic Acid 1 mg-AMN

oval, yellow, imprinted with G12

Prenatal Plus

oblong, yellow, imprinted with 59911 PLUS

Prenatal Plus-TEV

oblong, yellow, imprinted with 93, 9111

Prenatal Rx-TEV

oblong, white, imprinted with 93, 9165

Prenate Ultra

oblong, white, imprinted with sanofi, P N

PreNexaPremier

capsule, brown, imprinted with 0179

Stuartnatal Plus

oblong, yellow, imprinted with WYETH 811

Tandem_OB

capsule, blue, imprinted with Tandem OB, US

What are the possible side effects of prenatal multivitamins?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

When taken as directed, prenatal multivitamins are not expected to cause serious side effects. Common side effects may include:

  • upset stomach;
  • headache; or
  • unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about prenatal multivitamins?

There are many brands and forms of prenatal multivitamin available and not all brands are listed on this leaflet.

Never take more than the recommended dose of a multivitamin. Avoid taking any other multivitamin product within 2 hours before or after you take your prenatal multivitamins. Taking similar vitamin products together at the same time can result in a vitamin overdose or serious side effects.

Many multivitamin products also contain minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. Minerals (especially taken in large doses) can cause side effects such as tooth staining, increased urination, stomach bleeding, uneven heart rate, confusion, and muscle weakness or limp feeling. Read the label of any multivitamin product you take to make sure you are aware of what it contains.

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An overdose of vitamins A, D, E, or K can cause serious or life-threatening side effects and can also harm your unborn baby. Certain minerals contained in a prenatal multivitamin may also cause serious overdose symptoms or harm to the baby if you take too much.

Overdose symptoms may include stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, loss of appetite, hair loss, peeling skin, tingly feeling in or around your mouth, changes in menstrual periods, weight loss, severe headache, muscle or joint pain, severe back pain, blood in your urine, pale skin, and easy bruising or bleeding.

Do not take this medication with milk, other dairy products, calcium supplements, or antacids that contain calcium. Calcium may make it harder for your body to absorb certain ingredients of the multivitamin.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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