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Pregnacare Breast-feeding

Medheights Pharmacy Ltd
3, Estate Drive, Ojodu Estate, Ikeja, Lagos State
Email: Medhouse60@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: +234-808-900-2825; +234-808-856-7812
Website: http://medheights-ng.com/

Brand Name

Pregnacare Breast-feeding

Manufacturer

Vitabiotics Ltd.
1 Apsley Way, London NW2 7HF, United Kingdom

Therapeutic Class

Food supplements

Dosage Form, Composition & NAFDAC Registration Number (NRN)

Tablet/Capsule (NRN: B4-0870):

st-natal micronutrient tablets Nutritional Information Average per 2 tablets % EC NRV*
Vitamin D (as D3 400IU) 10µg 200
Vitamin E (Natural Source) 20 mg α-TE 167
Vitamin K 70 µg 93
Vitamin C 70 mg 88
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 5 mg 455
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 2 mg 143
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 20 mg NE 125
Vitamin B6 10 mg 714
Folic Acid 400 µg 200
Vitamin B12 6 µg 240
Biotin 150 µg 300
Pantothenic Acid 6 mg 100
Calcium 700mg 88
Magnesium 150 mg 40
Iron 16 mg 114
Zinc 15 mg 150
Copper 1000 µg 100
Selenium 30 µg 55
Iodine 200 µg 133
Betacarotene (natural source) 2 mg --
*NRV = Nutrient Reference Value, µg = microgram, mg = milligram, IU = International Units.
Pregnacare Omega-3 Capsules
Nutritional Information Average per capsule % EC NRV*
Omega-3 Fish Oil 600 mg  
Providing:    
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) 300 mg --
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) 60 mg --
*NRV = Nutrient Reference Value, mg = milligram

Ingredients:

Capsule Ingredients: Omega-3 Fish Oil (Docosahexaenoic Acid Concentrate) (from Fish),
Capsule Shell: Pharmaceutical Grade Gelatin, Glycerin & Natural Flavour Lemon Oil. 
Allergy Advice: For allergens, see ingredients in bold. 

Pregnacare Breast feeding

Pack Size: Pack of 56 Pregnacare® Postnatal vitamin & mineral tablets with calcium plus 28 Omega-3 capsules with DHA

Pharmacology

A healthy, varied diet is vital for new mothers, to help produce nutritious breast milk and maintain their own health during the postnatal period. Maternal breast-feeding is strongly recommended for the newborn baby as it provides essential nutrients and antibodies for long term health. Pregnacare® Breast-feeding is an all-in-one pack, formulated with key specific ingredients for the postnatal period, including essential fatty acids such as DHA.

Why take Pregnacare® Breast-feeding?

The formula provides the ideal follow-on product for mums after childbirth, as part of the complete Pregnacare® range from conception to breast-feeding.

Pregnacare® Breast-feeding is carefully formulated by experts, with essential vitamins, minerals and DHA, to help support all-round health and vitality including iron which contributes to normal energy release.

Pregnacare® Breast-feeding can also be taken as a general postnatal supplement for 6-9 months following childbirth, to replace depleted nutrients and assist the body following pregnancy, even if you are not breast-feeding.

For mothers who avoid dairy products, the formula also contains calcium which is needed for the maintenance of normal bones.

Pregnacare® Breast-feeding contains the recommended 10 mcg vitamin D, the full RNI of 700 mg calcium and 300 mg DHA, the exact level recommended by international experts*.

Careful support without excessive levels

Pregnacare® Breast-feeding has been specially formulated by experts to provide sensible, balanced levels of vitamins and minerals. All ingredients have been included on the basis of scientific research with ideal amounts for breast-feeding.

Pregnacare® Breast-feeding provides:

- Postnatal micronutrient tablets

700 mg calcium, vitamin K & D and magnesium which contribute to the maintenance of normal bones.
Vitamin B6, niacin (vit. B3), iron and magnesium which contribute to normal energy release.
Includes 10 mcg vitamin D the exact level as recommended by the UK Department of Health for all women while breast-feeding.

- High Purity Omega-3 capsule

Each capsule provides 300 mg DHA, the level recommended by international experts for mums during lactation*.

Maternal intake of DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) contributes to the normal brain and eye development of breast-fed infants**.

Infants have limited capability to synthesize fatty acids, which therefore must be obtained direct from external sources such as the mother's milk.

During breast-feeding, the infant's brain continues to take up DHA and 15% of brain growth occurs after birth.
Contains the purest pharmaceutical grade fish oil, produced in Norway.

* Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Vol. 18, No. 5, 487-489 (1999)

** A daily intake of 200 mg DHA is required in addition to the recommended daily intake of 250 mg DHA / EPA for adults.

Always read the product directions before use. Do not exceed the recommended intake. As with other supplements, seek professional advice before using if you are under medical supervision or suffer from food allergies. Do not take if you are allergic to soya, fish or fish products. Food supplements must not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Contains high purity fish oil. A daily intake of 200 mg DHA is required in addition to the recommended daily intake of 250 mg DHA / EPA for adults. As Pregnacare® contains vitamin K, if you are taking oral anticoagulants (blood thinners) do not take Pregnacare® except on the advice of a doctor. This product contains iron, which if taken in excess, may be harmful to young children.

Ingredients
Pregnacare® Tablets: Calcium Carbonate, Bulking Agent: Maltodextrin, Magnesium Oxide, Tablet Coating (Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Natural Source Colours [Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides], Glycerine), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Anticaking Agents: Silicon Dioxide, Stearic Acid & Magnesium Stearate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Ferrous Fumarate, Zinc Sulphate, Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acid Succinate) (from Soya), Crosslinked Cellulose Gum, Niacin (as Nicotinamide), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl), Betacarotene (Carriers: Modified Starch, Corn Starch, Glucose, Antioxidants: Sodium Ascorbate, DL-Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamin (Vitamin B1 as Mononitrate), Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Salt), Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin [Carriers: Trisodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Maltodextrin]), Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol [Carriers: Acacia, Sucrose, Corn Starch, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Antioxidant: DL-Alpha Tocopherol]), Riboflavin, Copper Sulphate, Vitamin K, Folic Acid (as Pteroylmonoglutamic Acid), Potassium Iodide, Biotin, Sodium Selenate 
Allergy Advice: For allergens, see ingredients in bold.

Indications

Contra-indications

Precautions/Warnings

Food Supplement
As with other food supplements, seek professional advice before using if you are under medical supervision or suffer from food allergies. Contains high purity fish oil. Allergy Advice: For allergens,see ingredients in bold.

As Pregnacare® contains vitamin K, if you are taking oral anti-coagulants (blood thinners) do not take Pregnacare® except on the advice of a doctor.

Vitamin K is not known to specifically interact with the action of aspirin or heparin. Food supplements must not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. This product contains iron, which if taken in excess, may be harmful to very young children.

Interactions

Adverse Effects

Dosage & Administration

TWO (2) PREGNACARE® BREAST-FEEDING TABLETS PER DAY, PLUS ONE (1) OMEGA-3 CAPSULE PER DAY.

Swallow each with water or a cold drink and take with a main meal. Not to be chewed. Do not exceed recommended intake. Take on a full stomach. Can be started at any point after childbirth, and used for as long as required during and after breast-feeding.

• No artificial colours
• Gluten free
• No preservatives
• No lactose
• No salt or yeast
• Pregnacare® is not tested on animals

Storage/Handling Recommendations

Store below 25°C in a dry place, out of sight and reach of children.

Review Date

2017-04-18 12:04:13