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Natal Plus

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

Uses

What is Natal Plus used for?

Natal Plus is prenatal multivitamins, which are a combination of many different vitamins found in foods and other natural sources.

It is commonly used for providing the additional vitamins needed during pregnancy.

Prenatal multivitamins may also be used for purposes, ask your doctor for more information.

How should I take Natal Plus?

Natal Plus is available as an oral capsule. The oral capsules should be taken by mouth without chewing or crushing it. It is best to take it with a meal.

How do I store Natal Plus?

This drug should be stored at room temperature (<30°C) and be protected from light and moisture. Do not allow this product to freeze. Always check the label before using this product. For safety, keep out of the reach of children and pets.

Do not use if the printed expiration date has passed, the product seal has been broken, or the product has changed in color, odor, or consistency.

Do not dispose of this product by pouring it down the drain, toilet, or into the environment. Ask your pharmacist regarding the proper way and location of disposal.

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 medication, inform your doctor if:

  • You have ever had an allergic reaction to Natal Plus or other supplements
  • You have a history of allergy to other medications, food, or other substances
  • You are taking other medications
  • You have underlying health conditions,

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

This drug is recommended for pre- and postnatal supplementation. This drug should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus, as determined by your doctor.

This drug may be excreted in breast milk. This drug should be used while breastfeeding only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the child, as determined by your doctor.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Natal Plus?

All drugs have the potential to elicit side effects even with normal use. Many side effects are dose-related and will resolve when it is adjusted or at the end of therapy.

Potential side effects while using this drug include:

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

You may experience some, none, or other side effects not mentioned above. If you have any concerns about a side effect or it becomes bothersome, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Natal Plus?

This drug may interact with other medications. 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 inform your doctor and pharmacist.

Known drugs and their interactions with Natal Plus include:

  • 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. Your dose may need to be adjusted, substituted with another drug, or discontinue using the drug.

Does food or alcohol interact with Natal Plus?

The absorption rate is slightly decreased with food, however, taking it with a meal prevents gastrointestinal distress. This drug should not be taken with alcohol as it may harm your baby.

Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns regarding food-drug interactions.

What health conditions may interact with Natal Plus?

This drug should be taken with caution if you have any of the following conditions or risk factors:

  • Allergy to any ingredients

Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns regarding specific health conditions.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Natal Plus.

What is the dose of Natal Plus for an adult?

  • Oral: take one 15 mg capsule with meals.

What is the dose of Natal Plus for a child?

This drug is not recommended for use in children and the recommended dose has not been established. Consult with a doctor or pharmacist for alternatives and more information.

How is Natal Plus available?

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

  • Oral tablet 200 mg, 300 mg
  • Oral capsule, extended-release 200 mg, 300 mg

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

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room. Management is symptomatic treatment. Convulsions should be treated with IV diazepam.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of this drug, 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://metropharma.com/product/natalplus/. Accessed July 16, 2020

Natal Plus. https://www.mims.com/philippines/drug/info/natal%20plus. Accessed July 16, 2020

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Medically reviewed by Stephanie Nicole Nera, RPh, PharmD
Written by Stephanie Nicole Nera, RPh, PharmD
Updated Jul 31, 2020
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