prenatal multivitamins (cont.)
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- 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)?
- What are the possible side effects of prenatal multivitamins?
- What is the most important information I should know about prenatal multivitamins?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking prenatal multivitamins?
- How should I take prenatal multivitamins?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking prenatal multivitamins?
- What other drugs will affect prenatal multivitamins?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking prenatal multivitamins?
Many vitamins can cause serious or life-threatening side effects if taken in large doses. Do not take more of this medication than directed on the label or prescribed by your doctor.
Before taking prenatal multivitamins, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions.
You may need to continue taking prenatal multivitamins if you breast-feed your baby. Ask your doctor about taking this medication while breast-feeding.
How should I take prenatal multivitamins?
Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Never take more than the recommended dose of prenatal multivitamins.
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.
Take your prenatal multivitamin with a full glass of water.
Swallow the regular tablet or capsule whole. Do not break, chew, crush, or open it.
The chewable tablet must be chewed or allowed to dissolve in your mouth before swallowing. You may also allow the chewable tablet to dissolve in drinking water, fruit juice, or infant formula (but not milk or other dairy products). Drink this mixture right away.
Use prenatal multivitamins regularly to get the most benefit. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep prenatal multivitamins in their original container. Storing vitamins in a glass container can ruin the medication.
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