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multivitamin, prenatal (generic name)

Natelle (brand name)

A vitamin and mineral combination - This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions
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Prenatal Vitamin and Mineral

What is this medicine?

PRENATAL VITAMIN AND MINERAL combinations are used before, during, and after pregnancy to help provide provide good nutrition.

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

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

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

How should I use this medicine?

Take by mouth with a glass of water. May take with food. Some brands, but not all, may be chewed before swallowing. Follow the directions on the prescription label. The usual dose is one tablet once a day. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Contact your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

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 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 may interact with this medicine?

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 should I watch for while using this medicine?

See your health care professional 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 health care professional if this change is alarming or accompanied by other symptoms, like abdominal pain.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reaction such as skin rash or difficulty breathing
  • vomiting

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • nausea
  • stomach upset

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.

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Last Updated

April 10, 2006

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