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What is in my prescription prenatal vitamin?
My doctor wrote a prescription for a prenatal vitamin and specified 1mg folate.  

The pills I got are yellow ovals and have "A 178" stamped in red on them.  

The bottle says, "PRENATAL PLUS W/27 MG IRON AMP"  

How do I know what else it has in it.  27 mg Iron is pretty clear.  But they were busy at the pharmacy - how do I know they didn't forget the folate?   Also, I would just like to know what OTHER vitamins are in there so I don't overdo any with extra supplements.

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149184 tn?1235622505
whats the brand name of your prenatal vitamins? if you knwo what it is, you can google it and you will see what's in them...

i was prescribed Duet DHA

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you might want to check with your dr. before you take ANY extra supplements.
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I was also prescribed this exact vitamin by my doctor.. I to am curious about it's contents....

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I was trying to find the same thing and did a google search.  I believe this link describes the prenatal vitamins I'm taking:

http://www.amide.com/productguide/pages/052.html

It's called "Stuartnatal Plus with 27 mg Iron." It notes that it's a yellow, oval pill with an imprint reading "A 178."

Copied directly from that link:

Vitamins:
Vitamin A*... 4000 IU
Vitamin D (cholecalciferol)... 400 IU
Vitamin E (dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate)... 22 mg
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)... 120 mg
Folic Acid... 1 mg
Vitamin B1 (thiamine mononitrate)... 1.84 mg
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)... 3 mg
Niacinamide... 20 mg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride)... 10 mg
Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)... 12 mcg
Minerals:
Calcium (calcium sulfate)... 200 mg
Copper (cupric oxide)... 2 mg
Iron (ferrous fumarate)... 27 mg
Zinc (zinc oxide)... 25 mg
* Input as vitamin A acetate and beta carotene.

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My personal opinion about what you need to do ask your OBGYN again about it, just to my clear what you’re taking.  My experience with pregnancy in my family is the smaller the pill the best; also without put in a side all the essentials nutrients.  Also I believe there use a DHA separately because Prenatal Vitamins on the market, when have DHA in the same prenatal pill, you miss a loot of the essential vitamins that you need.  I am sure the brand of that Prenatal Vitamin was ATABEX EC and ATABEX DHA.  They said they are the best and tolerated perfect.  

Well hope this information helps you to fiend your best Prenatal Vitamin for you and your baby,


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