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Pregnacare Liquid

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 Liquid

Manufacturer

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

Therapeutic Class

Food supplements

Dosage Form, Composition & NAFDAC Registration Number (NRN)

Syrup (NRN:  ): Vitamin and mineral liquid for pregnancy.

Nutritional Information Av. per 10ml % EC NRV*
Vitamin D (as D3 400 IU) 10 µg 200
Vitamin E 4 mg α-TE 33
Vitamin K 70 µg 93
Vitamin C 70 mg 88
Thiamin (Vitamin B1) 3 mg 273
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 2 mg 143
Niacin (Vitamin B3) 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
Iron 17 mg 121
Zinc 7.5 mg 75
Copper 1000 µg 100
Selenium 30 µg 55
Iodine 150 µg 100
Betacarotene 1 mg -
*NRV = Nutrient Reference Value,µg = microgram, mg = milligram, IU = International Units.

Ingredients

Purified Water, Raw Cane Sugar, Sweetener: Maltitol Syrup, Magnesium Gluconate, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Glycerin, Ferrous Sulphate, Betacarotene (Vegetable Glycerin, Polysorbate 80, Vegetable Oil, Rosemary Extract, Antioxidants: Mixed Tocopherols), Zinc Gluconate, Acidity Regulator: Citric Acid, Stabiliser: Xanthan Gum, Niacin (as Nicotinamide), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl), Flavouring: Orange Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Preservative: Potassium Sorbate, Pantothenic Acid (D-Panthenol), Vitamin E (DL-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate), Thiamin (Vitamin B1 as Hydrochloride), Copper Sulphate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid (as Pteroylmonoglutamic Acid), Potassium Iodide, D-Biotin, Vitamin K, Sodium Selenate, Antioxidant: Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA), Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol), Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin).

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Pack Size200 mL bottle 

Pharmacology

Pregnacare Liquid

Pregnacare is the UK's most popular pregnancy supplement brand, and is trusted by mums to safeguard the diet of those who are planning for pregnancy or are already pregnant. Pregnacare Liquid is a scientifically developed formulation of 18 important vitamins and minerals, including 400 mcg folic acid and 10 mcg vitamin D, the exact levels as recommended by the UK Department of Health. Pregnacare Liquid has been carefully developed by experts so that all ingredient levels are within safe levels for pregnancy and are moderate rather than excessive.

Expert liquid nutrition for mother and baby

Pregnacare Liquid has been developed as an alternative supplement format for those who may have difficulty in swallowing tablets or simply prefer a liquid format. Providing an ideal alternative to tablets, the great tasting orange flavour liquid is gentle on the stomach.

Recommended level of folic acid & vitamin D

The UK Department of Health recommends all women planning a baby should take a supplement containing 400 mcg of folic acid from the start of trying to conceive until the 12th week of pregnancy. This is the exact amount of folic acid contained in Pregnacare Liquid.

Supplemental folic acid intake increases maternal folate status†. Low maternal folate status is a risk factor in the development of neural tube defects in the developing foetus. Folic Acid is also beneficial beyond 12 weeks as it contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy.

With vitamin B12 and zinc

Many studies show the importance of ensuring the correct intake of various vitamins and minerals throughout the entire pregnancy and while you are a new mum. Pregnacare provides a range of nutrients for overall support, all at sensible, carefully balanced comprehensive levels, including vitamins B2, B6 and B12 which contribute to normal red blood cell formation. Also includes zinc which contributes to normal reproductive health.

Pregnacare avoids high dose iron which is not recommended

Unlike some prenatal iron supplements, Pregnacare has been specifically formulated with an ideal, moderate level of iron. High levels of iron are not recommended unless there is a particular requirement as identified by your healthcare professional.

Specially formulated by experts

Pregnacare has been formulated by Vitabiotics experts during pregnancy to help safeguard a mother's diet. Pregnacare provides a comprehensive spectrum of essential nutrients at carefully chosen safe levels, developed on the basis of international research. Pregnacare is proud to work in partnership with the Royal College of Midwives to support the health of mothers and babies by raising awareness of the benefits of good nutrition.

Before conception and during pregnancy

Pregnacare is recommended before conception to build up the stores of nutrients such as iron in women who are trying for a baby. Good nutrition is important to help prepare a woman's body for the additional demands placed on it during pregnancy. Certain nutrients, like folic acid, vitamin B12 and zinc are also of particular importance from the very first moment of conception. Zinc contributes to normal fertility and reproduction whilst vitamin B12 contributes to normal red blood cell formation and also has a role in the process of cell division. It also includes iodine which is often recommended during pregnancy.

For all of pregnancy

Good nutritional intake is vital throughout pregnancy, not just the first 12 weeks. Pregnacare Liquid provides essential nutrients throughout pregnancy including folic acid which has an important role during the full nine months and contributes to normal blood formation. You can start taking Pregnacare at any point during pregnancy.

Indications

Contra-indications

Precautions/Warnings

This product is designed for women of child-bearing age. The beneficial effect is obtained with a supplemental folic acid daily intake of 400 mcg for at least one month before and up to three months after conception.

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. Food supplements must not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

As Pregnacare contains vitamin K, if you are taking oral anticoagulants (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. This product contains iron, which if taken in excess, may be harmful to young children.

Interactions

Does Pregnacare Liquid include calcium?

Pregnacare Liquid does not contain calcium, but if required an additional calcium and magnesium supplement such as Osteocare can be taken with Pregnacare.

Some Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) levels are above 100%. Is this safe during pregnancy?

NRV levels are calculated to help prevent the most basic vitamin and mineral deficiency states. The levels contained in Pregnacare are specific to normal requirements in pregnancy. This is why some levels of nutrients in Pregnacare are higher than the NRV (e.g. folic acid, the recommended level is 200% NRV). More importantly, all levels are safe for pregnancy and well within upper safety guidelines for daily self-supplementation.

Does Pregnacare contain Vitamin A (retinol), because excess may be harmful during pregnancy?

No, Pregnacare does not contain any vitamin A in the multivitamin liquid which has been carefully formulated specially for pregnancy to contain a moderate (non-excessive) level of betacarotene (provided as natural mixed carotenoids) instead of vitamin A. Betacarotene (pro-retinol) is converted into vitamin A naturally by the body as required, and is safe and suitable for pregnancy

Adverse Effects

Are there any undesired effects whilst taking Pregnacare?

Pregnacare has no known side-effects when taken as directed. Do not exceed the recommended intake. In case of overdose, seek medical advice immediately

Dosage & Administration

Directions

Before and during pregnancy:
Two 5 mL teaspoonfuls per day.
(One teaspoonful = approx.5 mL. 5 mL spoon included)

Pregnacare Liquid should not be taken on an empty stomach. Recommended with or following a meal. Do not exceed the recommended intake. Excessive consumption may produce laxative effects. You can start taking Pregnacare at any point during pregnancy. This comprehensive formula replaces other Pregnacare supplements and multivitamins. There is no need to take an additional multivitamin.

  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • Free from artificial colours
  • No lactose
  • No salt, yeast or gelatin
  • Gluten free
  • Pregnacare is not tested on animals

FOOD SUPPLEMENT with sugar and sweetener

Food supplements must not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. As with other food supplements, seek professional advice before using if you are under medical supervision, suffer from food allergies, or are allergic to any of the ingredients.

As Pregnacare contains vitamin K, if you are taking oral anticoagulants (e.g. warfarin) 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. This product contains iron, which if taken in excess by very young children may be harmful.

Storage/Handling Recommendations

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

To open bottle, press & turn childproof cap.

Keep tightly closed.

After opening store in fridge out of reach of children and use within 6 weeks.

Review Date

2017-04-18 11:12:27