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Generic Name
Multivitamin (25)
Trade Name
Risk Category
  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • Composition: Vit. C, B12, E, folic acid, intrinsic factor, iron, dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • The doses of Vit. C, B12, E and folic acid are above the recommended dietary allowance (rda) in pregnancy.
  • No adequate human data but suggested possible association between high doses of vitamin c and anencephaly and infantile scurvy of folic acid and increased pregnancy complications as bleeding, prematurity, fetal distress and death.
  • No data for intrinisic factor use during pregnancy.
  • No fetal malformations reported from the use of dioctyl sodium in pregnancy but chronic doses may cause maternal and neonatal hypomagnesemia.
  • No fetal harm has been reported with high doses of vitamin E and B12.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • The doses of Vit. C, E and B12 are above the rda in lactation but can be used safely as supplementation in patients with poor nutritional status.
  • No data about intrinsic factor use.
  • Dioctyl sodium may cause diarrhea in nursing infants.
  • Other Trade Names
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