What is Prenatal Vitamin?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Prenatal Vitamin plus Iron Walgreens Prenatal Vitamins Prenatal Plus Show all

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During pregnancy, 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 63 10
Pregnancy 14 4
Vitamin D deficiency 8 1
Anemia 7 1
Vitamin deficiency 4 1
Support nutritional health 3 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 19

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Prenatal Vitamin

Side effect Patients
Hyperkalemia 1
Nausea 1
Nausea and vomiting 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Prenatal Vitamin

Dosage Patients
daily 5
1 mg daily 2
1 tablet(s) daily 1
4 other daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Prenatal Vitamin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 16
Doctor's advice 8
Course of treatment ended 5
Personal research 2
Expense 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently taking Prenatal Vitamin

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Prenatal Vitamin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 11
Usually 8
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 16
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 11
Not specified 9
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3 patient evaluations for Prenatal Vitamin

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danie0330
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danie0330
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 42
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 1 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: n
I have:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

See danie0330's full Prenatal Vitamin history

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
cheerio11582
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I have:
Fibromyalgia

See cheerio11582's full Prenatal Vitamin history

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
DUB
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DUB
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: g
I have:
MS

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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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