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Obimin and Obimin Plus (multivitamins)

Know the basics|Know the precautions & warnings|Know the side effects|Know the interactions|Understand the dosage

Obimin is a brand name of multivitamins designed for prenatal and postpartum supplementation. Obimin contains multivitamins and minerals, while Obimin Plus contains multivitamins, minerals, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). These supplements are available over-the-counter (OTC), so they do not require a prescription.

Obimin

Know the basics

What is Obimin used for?

Obimin is a multivitamin, commonly used for:

  • Supplementing vitamins and some ion source vitamin for women before and after pregnancy;
  • Contributing to calibrate the common disorders of pregnancy such as nausea and vomiting, anemia, beriberi, inflammation of nerves and cramps.

How should I take Obimin?

For orally taken form, you should:

  • Take Obimin by mouth as directed by your doctor concerning: dose, schedule
  • Read the label carefully before using Obimin
  • Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.

How do I store Obimin?

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.

Therefore, 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.

Know the precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Obimin?

Before using Obimin, tell your doctor if you have:

  • Allergic reaction to any other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals
  • Used any other health conditions, drugs that have a risk of interaction with Obimin

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Yes, Obimin and Obimin Plus are safe and recommended to take during pregnancy. However, these supplements cannot replace a normal diet. Only take supplements if your doctor or OB-GYN approve of it.

Know the side effects

What side effects can occur from Obimin?

As taking others medicines, taking Obimin can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.

Some of the side effects are listed below:

Not everyone experiences these side effects. In addition, there may be other side effects not listed above. So, if you have any concerns about a side effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Know the interactions

What drugs may interact with Obimin?

This supplement 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.

For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Obimin?

This supplement may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. This supplement is not meant to replace food and regular meals. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Obimin?

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

Understand the 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 tablet or softgel per day, preferably with a meal.

What is the dose for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. 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 Obimin available?

  • Obimin oral tablets, containing: vitamin A 3,000 IU, vitamin D 400 IU, vitamin C 100 mg, vitamin B1 10 mg, vitamin B2 2,5 mg, vitamin B6 15 mg, vitamin B12 4 mcg, niacinamide 20 mg, pantothenic acid 7.5 mg, folic acid 1 mg, Fe 30 mg, Ca 32.5 mg, copper 100 mcg, iodine 100 mcg
  • Obimin Plus soft-gel capsules, containing: retinol palmitate (vitamin A) 3000 IU, vitamin D3 200 IU, vitamin E 30 IU, vitamin B1 2 mg, vitamin B2 2 mg, vitamin B6 3 mg, vitamin B12 3 mcg, biotin 35 mcg, niacinamide 20 mg, calcium pantothenate 8 mg, folic acid 1000 mcg, vitamin C, 100 mg, ferrous sulfate 30 mg, calcium carbonate 40 mg, zinc sulfate 15 mg, copper 1000 mcg, iodine 150 mcg, magnesium 5 mg, manganese 1 mg, natural fish oil 500 mg (omega-3 135 mg, DHA 105 mg, EPA 20 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 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

Obimin™ https://www.unilab.com.ph/products/obimin Accessed May 28, 2021

Obimin https://www.mims.com/philippines/drug/info/obimin Accessed May 28, 2021

Obimin® Plus https://www.unilab.com.ph/products/obimin-plus Accessed May 28, 2021

Obimin Plus https://www.mims.com/philippines/drug/info/obimin%20plus?type=full Accessed May 28, 2021

Obimin Plus Product Insert https://assets.unilab.com.ph/uploads/Common/Products/Obimin_Plus/obimin_plus.pdf Accessed May 28, 2021

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Written by Stephanie Nicole Nera, RPh, PharmD Updated Jul 26
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