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Natal Plus (pre- and post-natal vitamins)

Uses|Precautions & warnings|Side effects|Interactions|Dosage

Natal Plus is a branded product that contains several essential vitamins for pregnant women and her baby. It is safe for breastfeeding women.

Natal Plus

Uses

What is Natal Plus used for?

Pregnant and lactating women can take this supplement to promote healthy brain and body development for their baby.

How should I take Natal Plus?

Swallow the capsule whole without chewing, crushing, or opening it. Take it with meals for best results.

How do I store Natal Plus?

This product is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store it in the bathroom or the freezer.

There may be different brands of this drug that may have different storage needs. So, it is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush this product down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Additionally, it is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Natal Plus?

Vitamins, including Natal Plus, are generally safe to take at any time. Fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamins A, D, E, and K can accumulate in the body when taken in excess for long periods of time, potentially resulting in toxicity.

Most people receive enough vitamins and minerals by eating balanced meals. Only take vitamin and food supplements if you are directed to do so by your doctor.

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if you are/have:

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Taking any other medicines. This includes any prescription, OTC, and herbal remedies.
  • An allergy to any of the ingredients of this product.
  • Any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Natal Plus is recommended for pre- and postnatal supplementation. It can also be used while lactating or breastfeeding. However, only take supplements when recommended by your doctor or OB-GYN.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Natal Plus?

Like all drugs, this product may have side effects. If they occur, side effects are generally mild and resolve once treatment is finished or the dose is lowered. Some reported side effects include:

  • Upset stomach
  • Headache
  • Unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth

However, not everyone experiences these side effects. In addition, some people may experience other side effects. So, if you have any concerns about a side effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Natal Plus?

This medication may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects.

To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist.

Drugs with known interactions:

  • Diuretics or “water pills”
  • Heart or blood pressure medications
  • Tretinoin
  • Isotretinoin
  • Trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole
  • NSAIDs

If you experience an adverse drug interaction, stop taking this drug and continue taking your other medication. Inform your doctor immediately to reevaluate your treatment plan. Approaches include dose adjustment, drug substitution, or ending therapy.

Does food or alcohol interact with Natal Plus?

This drug may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Natal Plus?

This drug may interact with underlying conditions. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. Therefore, it is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. Therefore, you should always consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using any medication.

What is the dose for an adult?

  • Take one 15 mg capsule with meals every day.

What is the dose for a child?

There is no established pediatric dose. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is Natal Plus available?

This drug is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Capsule, each containing:

Omega 3 Powder with DHA – 150mg
Vitamin C – 85mg
Iron – 27mg
Zinc – 9.6mg
Vitamin E – 12IU
Vitamin A – 2442IU
Sodium fluoride – 3mg
Vitamin D3 – 200IU
Vitamin B1 – 1.4mg, B2 – 1.8mg, B3 – 16mg, B6 – 1.9mg, B12 – 2.6mcg

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

Overdose is not likely, however, in case of adverse side effects, call your local emergency services or go to the nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Sources

Natal Plus https://www.mims.com/philippines/drug/info/natal%20plus Accessed June 23, 2021

NATAL PLUS https://metropharma.com/product/natalplus/ Accessed June 23, 2021

Prenatal vitamins: Why they matter, how to choose https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/pregnancy-week-by-week/in-depth/prenatal-vitamins/art-20046945 Accessed June 23, 2021

Nutrition During Pregnancy https://www.acog.org/womens-health/faqs/nutrition-during-pregnancy Accessed June 23, 2021

Natal Plus (PH). Lexi-Drugs. Lexicomp. Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. Riverwoods, IL. Accessed June 23, 2021. http://online.lexi.com

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Written by Stephanie Nicole Nera, RPh, PharmD Updated Jun 23
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