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Generic Name
Multivitamin (22)
Trade Name
Ascoplex
Risk Category
C
  • 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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Indication
Indication
  • Composition: Vitamin B1 (50mg), B2 (25 mg), B6 (10mg), B12 (5mcg), nicotinamide (100 mg), Vitamin C (175mg), clacium pantothenate (25 mg), Folic acid (0.2 mg).
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • The dose of vitamin B1, B2, B6, B12, B3, C, calcium pantothenate are above the recommended dietary allowance (rda) in pregnancy.
  • No well controlled data but suggested possible association between high doses of vitamin c, vitamin b in pregnacy and anencephaly, reported possible association between high doses of vitamin B6, phocomelia and infantile convulsions.
  • No fetal harm has been reported with calcium pantothenate use in pregnancy.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • The doses of Vit B1, B2, B6, B12, B3, C are above the rda in lactation but if needed they are safe in breast feeding.
  • All vitamins are excreted into milk.
  • Unknown excretion of nicotinamide into milk.
  • Unknown rda during lactation for calcium, pantothenate.
  • High doses of Vit. B6 inhibit lactation.
  • Other Trade Names
     
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