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Generic Name
Multivitamin (15)
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Risk Category
  • Positive evidence of human fetal risk exists.
  • Potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks (e.g. life threatening situations or serious illness).
  • Studies in animals and/or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities.
  • Fetal risk involved in use of drug, clearly outweighs potential benefit.
  • Contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant. Don’t use.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • Composition: Vit A, D, B1, B2, B6, C, nicotinamide, calcium pantothenate.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • The dose of Vitamin A,D, B1, B2, C, nicotinamide is above the recommended dietary allowance (rda) in pregnancy. The doses of vit B6, calcium pantothenate is within the (rda) in pregnancy. High doses of Vit A in the 1st trimester are teratogenic causing craniofacial, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, urinary gastro-intestinal, eye defects and facial palsy.
  • High doses of Vit D are teratogenic in animals, no adequate data in human pregnancy but reported association between high doses and supravalvular aortic stenosis syndrome and idiopathic hyper calcemia of infancy.
  • No well - controlled data for Vit B1, suggested possible association between high doses and anencephaly infantile scurvy.
  • No adequate data for Vit B, but suggested possible association between high doses and anencephaly No fetal harm has been reported with calcium pantothenate in pregnancy.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • All vitamins are excreted into milk but unknown for nicotin amide.
  • The dose of VitA, D, B1, B2, nicotinamide is above the rda in lactation.
  • Unknown effects of high doses of Vit A on nursing infants.
  • High doses of Vit D can cause hyper calcemia in nursing infants.
  • Vit B1, B2, B6, C can be used safely.
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