PregVit Folic is an oral tablet consisting of vitamins and minerals belonging to the group of medications called prenatal vitamins. We carry the brand choice of this medication in PregVit Folic 5 and PregVit Prenatal Vit Day/Night Kit.
This medication contains various nutrients necessary to support the nutritional needs of women during and immediately after pregnancy, but should not be mistaken as a meal replacement. During pregnancy, your body needs enough nutrients to not only keep you healthy, but to also support the baby in the making. To ensure that the body is receiving enough vitamins and minerals during pregnancy and immediately after, your doctor may recommend you take prenatal vitamins. Taking these prenatal vitamins are associated with a reduced risk of pregnancy complications like neural tube defects and anemia.
PregVit Folic (prenatal vitamins) are effective at ensuring pregnant woman, and women who have just given birth, have enough vitamins and minerals in the body to maintain a healthy pregnancy or post-pregnancy.
This medication is usually taken once (pink tablet) in the morning and once (blue tablet) at least 4 hours after the first tablet or in the evening. Swallow the tablets whole; do not break, chew, or crush these tablets.
If this recommendation is different than the one your doctor has given you; follow only the directions given by your doctor. Dosages are based off a person’s needs and may vary.
The pink tablets and the blue tablets must be taken separately to prevent the ingredients in one tablet from interacting with the other (iron interacts with folic acid and calcium). This will prevent the iron from being absorbed into the body where it can be used.
Take the pink tablet on an empty stomach with a glass of water; wait one hour before eating. Take the blue tablet at least 4 hours following the pink tablet; for best effect, take the blue tablet within an hour of dinner (before or after).
Store this medication at room temperature, in a low risk area of light and moisture, and out of the reach of children.
Do not use PregVit Folic (Prenatal Vitamins)
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to any of the ingredients found inside.
This medication should not be used by children.
Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required
Tell your doctor if you have seizures or taking anticonvulsants, or if you have a vitamin b12 deficiency. You may need a dose adjustment or special precautions when taking PregVit Folic.
Many medications may be affected by the calcium and iron found in this medication. Tell your doctor about all medications you are currently taking.
Common side effects of PregVit Folic (Prenatal Vitamins) may include:constipation decreased appetite diarrhea fatigue headache nausea stomach upset
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of PregVit Folic (Prenatal Vitamins) may include:persistent vomiting
If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.
Contact your doctor if you notice signs of…
allergic reaction: sneezing and an itchy, runny or blocked nose (allergic rhinitis), itchy, red, or watering eyes (conjunctivitis), wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, cough, a raised itchy, red rash (hives) or swollen lips, tongue, eyes or face.
Is there a generic alternative available?
At this time, we only carry the brand choice of this medication. There may be a generic alternatives available in the future!
Can children use this medication?
No. It should not be used in children. Speak with your doctor about other medications that are more appropriate for children.
What drugs may interact with this medication?
Some drugs that may interact with PregVit Folic include antacids, antibiotics, colestipol, fluoroquinolone antibiotics, pancreatic enzymes, phenobarbital, trimethoprim, valproic acid levothyroxine and malaria medications. This is not a complete list of drug interactions associated with prenatal vitamins (PregVit Folic). Consult your doctor to learn more about which drugs will affect prenatal vitamins.
Can I take prenatal vitamins even if I am not pregnant?
Technically, yes. However, you probably shouldn't unless you’re pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant. Too much of anything can be bad, including high levels of nutrients when they are not needed. Consult your doctor about other supplements that will help promote a healthier lifestyle.