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Generic Name
Multivitamin, mineral (17)
Trade Name
Materna
Risk Category
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FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • Composition: Vit. A, B-carotene, D, E, C, Folic acid, B1, B2, B6, niacin, B12, biotin, pantothenic acid, calcium, iodine, iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, chromium, molybdenum, manganese, selenium.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • The doses of Vit. A, D, pantothenic acid, calcium, iodine, zinc are within recommended dietary allowance (rda) in pregnancy.
  • The doses of Vit. B1, C, E, B2, B6, folic acid, niacin and B12 are above the rda.
  • No well controlled human data but reported possible association between high doses of Vit. B1 and anencephaly.
  • Suggested association between high doses of Vit. C and anencephaly and infantile convulsions: Aka Salaam attacaks. Rare form of epilepsy usually between 3 and 8 months of age. They are spasms or involuntary flexing of the whole upper body">infantile scurvy.
  • Possible association between high doses of Vit. B6 and phocomelia and infantile convulsions: Aka Salaam attacaks. Rare form of epilepsy usually between 3 and 8 months of age. They are spasms or involuntary flexing of the whole upper body">infantile convulsions.
  • Possible association between folic acid and increased pregnancy complication as bleeding, prematurity, fetal distress and death.
  • No fetal harm has been reported with B-carotene, high doses of Vit. B12 and E.
  • No data for biotin, pantothenic acid, molybdenum, manganese, copper or selenium in pregnancy.
  • Calcium and magnesium should not be used in 1st trimester because of possible teratogenicity.
  • Chronic doses of magnesium may cause neonatal hyper magnesemia and calcium may cause fetal hypomagnesemia.
  • Pharmacologic doses of iodine may cause fetal goiter.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • The doses of Vit. E, C, B1, B2, B6, B12 and folic acid are above the rda in lactation, but can be used safely if supplementation is required.
  • No data about B-carotene, chromium manganese, selenium, molybdenum, biotin or pantothenic acid.
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