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 happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. 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.
What should I avoid while taking prenatal multivitamins?
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.
Avoid the regular use of salt substitutes in your diet if your multivitamin contains potassium. If you are on a low-salt diet, ask your doctor before taking a vitamin or mineral supplement.
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 prenatal multivitamin.
What other drugs will affect prenatal multivitamins?
Vitamin and mineral supplements can interact with certain medications, or affect how medications work in your body. Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with prenatal multivitamins, especially:
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with prenatal multivitamins, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about prenatal multivitamins.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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