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Prenatal Multivitamins

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Nov.18.2022

Calcium Carbonate, Cupric Oxide, Folic Acid, Iron, Magnesium Oxide, Niacinamide, Vitamin A (Beta-Carotene), Vitamin B1 (Thiamine Mononitrate), Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol), Vitamin E (Dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate), Zinc Oxide Oral tablet, Omega-3 Fatty Acids Oral capsule, liquid filled

What is this medication?

PRENATAL MULTIVITAMINS (pree NAY tuhl MUHL tee VAHY tuh mins) support your overall health. They work by increasing the amount of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients in your body. They are used in combination with a healthy diet.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

How should I use this medication?

Take this medication by mouth with a glass of water. You can take it with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food. Chewable prenatal vitamin tablets may be chewed completely before swallowing. Follow the directions on the prescription label. The usual dose is taken once a day. Do not take your medication more often than directed.

Contact your care team about the use of this medication in children. Special care may be needed. This medication is intended for females who are pregnant, breast-feeding, or may become pregnant.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medication?

Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:

  • Allergic reactions—skin rash, itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medication?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Most vitamins and minerals should be stored at controlled room temperature. Check your specific product directions. Protect from heat and moisture. Throw away any unused medication after the expiration date.

NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

What should I tell my care team before I take this medication?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • Bleeding or clotting disorder
  • History of anemia of any type
  • Other chronic health condition
  • An unusual or allergic reaction to vitamins, minerals, other medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives

What may interact with this medication?

  • Alendronate
  • Antacids
  • Cefdinir
  • Cefditoren
  • Etidronate
  • Fluoroquinolone antibiotics (examples: ciprofloxacin, gatifloxacin, levofloxacin)
  • Ibandronate
  • Levodopa
  • Risedronate
  • Tetracycline antibiotics (examples: doxycycline, minocycline, tetracycline)
  • Thyroid hormones
  • Warfarin
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What should I watch for while using this medication?

See your care team for regular checks on your progress. Remember that vitamin and mineral supplements do not replace the need for good nutrition from a balanced diet.

Stools commonly change color when vitamins and minerals are taken. Notify your care team if this change is alarming or accompanied by other symptoms, like abdominal pain.

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