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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.
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.
Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:
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.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
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.
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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