What are Pregnacare Original tablets
Pregnacare Original tablets are a daily vitamin and mineral tablet which is designed to support you throughout your pregnancy and beyond. They’re ideal for all stages of pregnancy, helping you to be sure that you and your baby are getting the essential nutrients you need as your pregnancy goes on. These tablets are:
- Vegetarian friendly
- Gluten free
- Yeast free
- Gelatine free
- Free from preservatives and artificial colours
How will these supplements support my wellbeing during pregnancy?
Pregnacare Original tablets contain 10µg of Vitamin D, which is recommended by the NHS for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Vitamin D helps to control the levels of phosphate and calcium in the body, helping to support healthy teeth and bones. They also contain 400µg of folic acid, which is also recommended by the NHS in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy and can be used throughout pregnancy. Folic acid encourages healthy development of the spine in foetuses and reduces the risks of your baby developing neural tube defects, such as spina bifida.
Which vitamins and minerals are in these tablets?
Pregnacare Original tablets contain vitamins and minerals which help to support your wellbeing during your pregnancy and beyond. These include:
- Vitamin D – 10µg
- Vitamin E – 4mg α-TE
- Vitamin K – 70µg
- Vitamin C – 70mg
- Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) – 3mg
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) – 2mg
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin) – 20mg NE
- Vitamin B6 – 10mg
- Folic acid – 400µg
- Vitamin B12 – 6µg
- Biotin – 150µg
- Pantothenic acid – 6mg
- Magnesium – 150mg
- Iron – 17mg
- Zinc – 15mg
- Copper – 1000µg
- Selenium – 30µg
- Iodine – 150µg
- Betacarotene (natural source) – 2mg
Can I take these tablets if I’m taking other medication?
If you are taking other medication, then you will usually be able to take Pregnacare Original without any problems. However, you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product if you are taking medication to be sure that they won’t interact. Do not take this product if you are taking anticoagulants, or blood thinners, as these tablets contain vitamin K.
Can I continue taking these supplements after I’ve had my baby?
If you have had your baby and are looking for a supplement that will support you as a new mum and throughout breastfeeding, the Pregnacare range offers a range of supplements which may be more suitable for you. However, you can take these tablets when you’re breastfeeding without any problems.
How to take Pregnacare Original
Take one Pregnacare Original capsule every day and swallow with a sip of water or another cool drink. Take with your main meal and do not take on an empty stomach. Do not take more than the recommended daily dose.
When should Pregnacare Original not be used?
Pregnacare Original tablets are not suitable for children. These supplements contain iron, which can be very harmful to young children if taken in excess. Do not use this product if you are allergic to soya or any of the other listed ingredients. This product is a food supplement and should not be used in place of a balanced diet or healthy lifestyle. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using food supplements or medication.
Do these tablets have any side effects?
If you take the right amount of Pregnacare Original tablets you should not see any side effects, and this product has no known side effects at the moment. However, if you use more than the recommended daily dose of this product you should seek medical advice immediately. For more information about the reporting of side effects, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store these tablets
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Store in original packaging and do not use if expiry date printed on packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
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- Bulking Agent: Maltodextrin, Magnesium Oxide, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid [Carriers: Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose & Tartaric Acid]), Ferrous Fumarate, Tablet Coating (Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Capric/Caprilic Triglycerides, Natural Source Colours [Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides], Glycerin, Purified Talc), Zinc Sulphate, Anti-Caking Agents: Silicon Dioxide, Stearic Acid & Magnesium Stearate, Niacin (as Nicotinamide), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl), Betacarotene (Carriers: Starch, Water, Antioxidant: DL-Alpha Tocopherol), Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Salt), Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin [Carriers: Maltodextrin, Trisodium Citrate, Citric Acid]), Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acid Succinate) (from Soya), Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol [Carriers: Acacia, Sucrose, Corn Starch, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Antioxidant: DL-Alpha Tocopherol]), Thiamin (Vitamin B1 as Mononitrate), Riboflavin, Copper Sulphate, Vitamin K (Vitamin K1 [Carriers: Acacia & Sucrose]), Folic Acid (as Pteroylmonoglutamic Acid), Potassium Iodide, Biotin, Sodium Selenate.
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