Common Brand Name(s): CitraNatal 90 DHA, Duet DHA, Marnatal-F Plus
Information last revised August 2010
What does PRENATAL VITS W/OMEGA 3 - ORAL look like?
OptiNate 90 mg-1 mg-50 mg-250 mg Oral Pack
Vitafol-OB+DHA 65 mg-1 mg-250 mg Oral Pack
Duet DHA StuartNatal 29 mg-1 mg-400 mg Oral Pack
CitraNatal 90 DHA (New Formula) 90 mg-1 mg-50 mg-250mg Oral Pack
OB-Natal One 27 mg-1 mg-330 mg Cap
RE OB + DHA 27 mg-1 mg-50 mg-250 mg Oral Pack
Duet DHA EC 29 mg-1 mg-430 mg Pack,Tab&Cap,DR
Foltabs 90 Plus DHA 90 mg-1 mg-50 mg-250mg Oral Pack
PreNexa 30 mg-1.24 mg-55 mg-265 mg Cap
Folcal DHA 30 mg-1.24 mg-55 mg-265 mg Cap
Duet DHA Complete 27 mg-1 mg-300 mg Pack,Tab & Cap
PR Natal 400 EC 29 mg-1 mg-400 mg Pack,Tab&Cap,DR
Prenexa Premier 27 mg-1.25 mg-55 mg-310 mg Cap
Duet DHA Complete 27 mg-1 mg-430 mg Pack,Tab & Cap
Duet StuartNatal 29 mg-1 mg Tab
Carenatal DHA 29 mg-1 mg-250 mg Oral Pack
Duet DHA EC StuartNatal 29 mg-1 mg-400 mg Pack,Tablet & Cap, Del. Rel
CitraNatal DHA (New Formula) 27 mg-1 mg-50 mg-250 mg Oral Pack
PrimaCare One 27 mg-1 mg-50 mg-500 mg Cap
RE OB 90 + DHA 90 mg-1 mg-50 mg-250mg Oral Pack
PreNexa 30 mg-1.2 mg-55 mg-265 mg Cap
Duet DHA Prenatal 29 mg-1 mg-430 mg Oral Pack
Cavan-EC SOD DHA 30 mg-1 mg-440 mg Pack,Tab&Cap,DR
Prefera-OB One 22 mg-6 mg-1 mg-200 mg Cap
Cavan-Alpha Kit 27 mg-1 mg-300 mg Pack,Tab&Cap,DR
PR Natal 430 EC 29 mg-1 mg-430 mg Pack,Tab&Cap,DR
Prefera-OB Plus DHA 28 mg-6 mg-1 mg Oral Pack
PrimaCare 30 mg-1 mg-50 mg Tab & Cap
Prenate DHA 27 mg-1 mg-300 mg-50 mg Cap
Natelle Plus 26 mg-1 mg-200 mg Oral Pack
PruEt DHA 29 mg-1 mg-400 mg Oral Pack
PruEt DHA EC 29 mg-1 mg-400 mg Pack,Tab&Cap,DR
Neevo DHA 27 mg-400 mcg-1 mg-250 mg Cap
Duet DHA With Ferrazone 30 mg-1 mg-440 mg Pack,Tab&Cap,DR
Folcaps Care One 27 mg-1 mg-50 mg-500 mg Cap
CitraNatal 90 DHA (New Formula) 90 mg-1 mg-50 mg-300 mg Oral Pack
Triveen-One 27 mg-1 mg-250 mg Cap
PR Natal 430 29 mg-1 mg-430 mg Oral Pack
PR Natal 400 29 mg-1 mg-400 mg Oral Pack
Duet DHA Balanced 27 mg-1 mg-430 mg Pack,Tab&Cap,DR
PrimaCare One 27 mg-1 mg-330 mg Cap
Tandem DHA 30 mg-1 mg-310.1 mg Cap
Natelle Plus 26 mg-1 mg-200 mg Oral Pack
Foltabs Prenatal Plus DHA 27 mg-1 mg-50 mg-250 mg Oral Pack
VitaPhil + DHA 26 mg-1 mg-200 mg Oral Pack
Docosavit 30 mg-1 mg-310.1 mg Cap
Setonet-EC 29 mg-1 mg-430 mg Pack,Tab&Cap,DR
Natelle One 27 mg-1 mg-250 mg Cap
PreNexa 26 mg-1.2 mg-55 mg-300 mg Cap
CitraNatal Harmony 27 mg-1 mg-50 mg-250 mg Cap
PR Natal 440 EC 30 mg-1 mg-440 mg Pack,Tab&Cap,DR
PNV-DHA Plus 27 mg-0.4 mg-1.13 mg(FA 1mg) Cap
PNV-DHA Plus 27 mg-400 mcg-1 mg-250 mg Cap
This medication is a multivitamin, mineral, and fatty acid product used to treat or prevent vitamin deficiency before, during, and after pregnancy. Vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids are important building blocks of the body and help keep you in good health. This combination product also contains iron and folic acid. Women of childbearing age should maintain adequate levels of folic acid either through diet or supplements to prevent infant spinal cord defects in the developing baby.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
How To Use
Take this medication by mouth, usually once or twice daily or as directed by your doctor. Follow all directions on the product package, or take as directed by your doctor. If you are taking the powder form of this medication, mix in water as directed before swallowing. This medication is best taken on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. Take with a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) unless your doctor directs you otherwise. If stomach upset occurs, you may take this medication with food. Avoid taking antacids, dairy products, tea, or coffee within 2 hours before or after this medication because they will decrease its effectiveness. Do not lie down for 10 minutes after taking this medication. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for details for your particular brand. Take this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.
See also How To Use section. Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal drugs you may use, especially: "blood thinners" (e.g., warfarin, enoxaparin), chloramphenicol, certain anti-seizure drugs (e.g., phenytoin), methyldopa, other vitamin/nutritional supplements. This product can decrease the absorption of other drugs such as bisphosphonates (e.g., alendronate), levodopa, penicillamine, quinolone antibiotics (e.g., ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin), thyroid medications (e.g., levothyroxine), and tetracycline antibiotics (e.g., doxycycline, minocycline). Therefore, separate your doses of these medications as far as possible from your doses of this product. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about how long you should wait between doses and for help finding a dosing schedule that will work with all your medications. This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
Do not share this medication with others. Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., complete blood count, vitamin B12 levels) may be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details. Some brands of prenatal vitamins also contain ingredients such as calcium and zinc. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about the ingredients in your brand. This product is not a substitute for a proper diet. Remember that it is best to get your vitamins and minerals from healthy foods. Maintain a well-balanced diet and follow any dietary guidelines as directed by your doctor.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents should call the US National Poison Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents should call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
Before taking this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any of its ingredients; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as soy products), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before taking this medication, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: iron overload disorder (e.g., hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis). Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: use/abuse of alcohol, liver problems, stomach/intestinal problems (e.g., ulcer, colitis), vitamin B12 deficiency (pernicious anemia), bleeding disorders. This medication is safe to take during pregnancy when used as directed. This medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Store at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Constipation, diarrhea, or upset stomach may occur. These effects are usually temporary and may disappear as your body adjusts to this medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Iron may cause your stools to turn black, an effect that is not harmful. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: easy bleeding/bruising. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. In the US - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children younger than 6 years. Keep this product out of reach of children. If overdose does occur, seek immediate medical attention or call a poison control center.
This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.
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