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Pre-natal vitamins
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    allie is offline New Member
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    Default Pre-natal vitamins

    I was just prescribed pre-natal vitamins, called Advanced NatalCare. I cannot find them listed in the Drug reference guide. Is there a reason why? And are there many types of pre-natal vitamins?


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    jayjay is offline Member
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    Apr 2004


    Below is the Consumer Information for Advanced NatalCare® from the website

    Advanced NatalCare®
    Prenatal multivitamin/multimineral tablet combining 15 vitamins and minerals, including calcium and carbonyl iron.

    WARNING: Accidental overdose of iron containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of the reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.

    DESCRIPTION Advanced NatalCare® is a white, dye-free, oval shaped, oil-and-water soluble multivitamin/multimineral tablet which contains calcium carbonate and carbonyl iron. The tablet is debossed “ETHEX” on one side, with “350” on the other side.

    Each tablet contains:
    Vitamin A (as beta-carotene) 2700 I.U.
    Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 120 mg
    Calcium (as calcium carbonate) 200 mg
    Elemental Iron (as carbonyl iron) 90 mg
    Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 400 I.U.
    Vitamin E (dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate) 30 I.U.
    Vitamin B1 (as thiamine mononitrate) 3 mg
    Vitamin B2 (riboflavin, USP) 3.4 mg
    Niacinamide 20 mg
    Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI, USP) 20 mg
    Folic Acid, USP 1 mg
    Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) 12 mcg
    Zinc (as zinc oxide, USP) 5 mg
    Copper (as cupric oxide) 2 mg
    Magnesium (as magnesium oxide, USP) 30 mg
    Docusate Sodium 50 mg

    INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Carnauba wax, crospovidone, ethyl vanillin, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, magnesium stearate, polydextrose, polyethylene glycol, silicon dioxide, sodium benzoate, stearic acid, titanium dioxide and triacetin.

    INDICATIONS: Advanced NatalCare® is a multivitamin/ multimineral nutritional supplement indicated for use in
    improving the nutritional status of women throughout pregnancy and in the postnatal period for both lactating and nonlactating mothers. Advanced NatalCare® can also be beneficial in improving the nutritional status of women prior to conception.

    CONTRAINDICATIONS: This product is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.

    WARNING: Folic acid alone is improper therapy in the treatment of pernicious anemia and other megaloblastic anemias where vitamin B12 is deficient.

    NOTICE: Contact with moisture may produce surface discoloration or erosion of the tablet.

    PRECAUTIONS: Folic acid in doses above 0.1mg daily
    may obscure pernicious anemia in that hematologic remission can occur while neurological manifestations progress.

    PEDIATRIC USE: Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.

    GERIATRIC USE: Clinical studies on this product have not been performed in sufficient numbers of subjects aged 65 and over to determine whether elderly subjects respond differently from younger subjects. In general, dose selection for an elderly patient should be cautious, usually staring at the low end of the dosing range, reflecting the greater frequency of decreased hepatic, renal, or cardiac function, and of concomitant disease or other drug therapy.

    DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION: One tablet daily or
    as directed by a physician.

    HOW SUPPLIED: NDC 58177-350-20 Unit Dose Packs of 90’s with each blister card containing 10 tablets per card.
    Store at controlled room temperature 15°- 30°C (59°- 86°F).


    Manufactured by
    KV Pharmaceutical Co. for
    ETHEX Corporation
    St. Louis, MO 63043
    04/01 P3678

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