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Has anyone been prescribed these prenatals? They are much easier to swallow than the ones I took with DS. The info given doesn't list the vitamins/ingredients and I can't find the info anywhere. I'm just curious as to what I'm taking.
I was looking for the list of ingredients myself because I am on other medications that are in this medication. I have been prescribed the CHEWABLE version of the Se-Natal 19. I simply contacted a pharmacist at Walgreens and asked them to print out the list of ingredients and their amounts. He indicated the ONLY reason this medication is prescribed is the higher than normal dose of the FOLIC ACID...not Iron. Which I found interesting because previously, it has always been about the Iron content. *shrug*
The dosages are as follows:
Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) 100mg
Beta-Carotene (Vitamin A) 1000IU
Calcium (Calcium Carbonate) 200mg
Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5) 7mg
Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12) 12 mcg
DI-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) 30IU
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) 1mg
Iron (Ferrous Fumarate) 29mg
Niacin/Niacinamide/Nicotinamide (Vitamin B3) 15mg
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) 20mg
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 3mg
Thiamine (Vitamin B1) 3mg
Zinc (Zinc Oxide) 20mg
I hope this helps everyone out. I am a fanatic about what goes into my body, whether I am pregnant, trying to get pregnant or not pregnant/not trying at all. I eat completely organic, no anti-inflammatories, no caffeine, fish oil (that is clearly labeled to not have mercury) and I drink a herbal tea called "Get Maternal". It has red raspberry leaf in it to tone the uterus, ginger for nausea, silica for strong fetal bones...the list goes on and on.
I went looking for these ingredients because I already was on a prescription Folic Acid pill of 1mg, I was concerned that there might be such a thing as "too much" folic acid. But, I have had a gastric bypass and as such, have horrible absorption problems, so there is little too NO chance that I am absorbing all the vitamins that I am taking....the only comfort I have that I am getting enough is that our first child is BEYOND healthy. He's 15 months old and has NEVER been ill yet...neither have I. I continue on prenatals whether I am pregnant or not. I will, most likely, until I hit menopause...
Thank you for the list! I was searching the net and couldn't find a list of ingredients.