What is Prenatal Vitamin?

Category: Supplements

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During conception, pregnancy, and postpartum, a woman’s daily intake requirements for certain nutrients, such as folic acid, calcium, and iron will increase. Vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, and folic acid are vital for proper fetal growth, development, and healthy adult living.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 70 12
Anemia 6 0
Support nutritional health 4 0
Multiple sclerosis 2 1
Pregnancy 2 0

Show all 18 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 3
None 19

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Prenatal Vitamin

Side effect Patients Percentage
Hyperkalemia 1
Nausea 1
Stomach pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Prenatal Vitamin

Dosage Patients Percentage
1 tablet(s) daily 2
2 tablet(s) daily 2
daily 2
1 capsule(s) daily 1
1 mg daily 1
2 other daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Prenatal Vitamin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 18
Doctor's advice 8
Course of treatment ended 5
Personal research 2
Expense 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 31 patients who've stopped taking Prenatal Vitamin

Duration

Currently taking Prenatal Vitamin

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Prenatal Vitamin

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 12
Usually 8
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 16
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 12
Not specified 9
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3 patient evaluations for Prenatal Vitamin

Mar 23, 2015 (Started Mar 23, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 capsule(s) Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 14, 2012 (Started Sep 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 other Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 6, 2010 (Started Mar 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pregnancy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am not on medication, therefore i have nothing to say. Thanks.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 21, 2009 (Started Mar 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pregnancy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
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