What is Pregnacare Plus?
Pregnacare Plus is a dual pack of supplements which contain vitamins, minerals, and nutrients which are ideal for pregnant women. They help to provide you and your baby with the essential nutrients you both need to be at your best during this life changing time.
How will these supplements support my wellbeing throughout my pregnancy?
Pregnacare Plus tablets contain the 400µg of folic acid that the NHS recommends that you take during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Folic acid helps to reduce the risk of the development of neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, in a developing foetus, encouraging healthy spinal growth. They also contain vitamin D, which helps to control the amount of calcium in your body, encouraging healthy bone development, plus a whole host of other essential vitamins and minerals. At the same time, the Omega-3 capsules provide 300mg of the fatty acid DHA, which helps to contribute to normal brain and eye development in your foetus.
Which nutrients are in this dual pack?
This Pregnacare Plus dual pack contains a daily vitamin and mineral tablet and Omega-3 capsules, which are formulated to work together to support both you and your baby throughout pregnancy. The vitamin and mineral tablets contain:
- 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
Pregnacare Omega-3 capsules contain:
- Omega-3 fish oil – 600mg
- DHA – 300mg
- EPA – 60mg
Can I take these supplements if I’m taking other medication?
Pregnacare Plus can usually be taken with other medications without any problems. However, you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product if you are taking any other medication, to be sure that they are safe to take together. If you are taking anticoagulants, also known as blood thinners, you should not take this product unless you have been specifically advised to by your doctor. These supplements contain vitamin K, which should not be taken with anticoagulants.
How to take Pregnacare Plus
Take one Pregnacare Plus tablet from the green blister pack and one Omega-3 capsule from the pink blister pack every day. Take with your main meal and swallow wish a sip of water or another cold drink. You should only take this product on a full stomach. Do not take more than the recommended daily dose.
When should Pregnacare Plus not be used?
Pregnacare Plus is not suitable for use by 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, fish, or any of the other listed ingredients.
Does this product have any side effects?
If you take Pregnacare Plus as recommended by the manufacturer, you should not see any side effects. However, if you take more of these supplements than you should, you should seek medical advice as soon as possible.
How to store these capsules
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Store in original packaging and do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the 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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Tablet Ingredients: Bulking Agent: Maltodextrin, Magnesium Oxide, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid [Carriers: Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose & Tartaric Acid]), Ferrous Fumarate, Tablet Coating (Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Caprilic/Capric Triglycerides, Natural Source Colours [Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides], Glycerin, Purified Talc), Zinc Sulphate, Anti-Caking Agents: Silicon Dioxide, Stearic Acid and 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.
Omega-3 Fish Oil (Docosahexaenoic Acid Concentrate) (from Fish), Capsule Shell: Pharmaceutical Grade Gelatin (Bovine Source), Glycerin & Natural Flavour Lemon Oil.
Can I take Pregnacare Plus if I'm 5 weeks pregnant?
Yes, you'll be fine to take this product.
Do i need to take routine drugs while taking pregnacare cos I'm already 26 weeks gone
Please take a look at the NHS guidance regarding vitamins and supplements during pregnancy https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/vitamins-minerals-supplements-pregnant/
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