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Generic Name
Multivitamin, Erythropoietic
Trade Name
Ferro – vital
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.
The Risk category is A for B2, B6, C, Folic acid and nicotinamide.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • Composition: Ferrous gluconate + Vit B1 + B2 +B6 + B12 + C + Folic acid + nicotinamide.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • The recommended dietary allowance (rda) for iron in pregnancy is 50mg/day. The dose of Vit B2, B6, C, Folic acid and nicotinamide is within the (rda) but of Vit B1 and B12 is above the (rda) in pregnancy.
  • No well – controlled data, but suggested possible association between high doses of Vit B1 and anencephaly.
  • No fetal harm has been reported with high doses of Vit B12.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • The rda for iron in lactation is 15mg/day and for Folic acid is 0.28mg/day. They are safe in breast feeding.
  • The doses of Vit B1 and B12 are above the rda, the doses of remaining vitamins are within the rda in lactation.
  • All are excreted into milk and safe.
  • Other Trade Names
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