Prenatal Vitamins Buyer's Guide
Brand Name
Price Range
Product Type
Prescription Required
DHA Amount (mg)
Iron Amount (mg)
Folic Acid Amount (mg)
Calcium Amount (mg)
Total Daily Pills

Manufacturer: Everett Laboratories
Brand Name: Vitafol
Price Range: See 8TOP Retailers Below
Product Type: Combo Tablet with Capsule
Prescription Required: yes
DHA Amount: 250.0 mg
Iron Amount: 65.0 mg
Folic Acid: 1.0 mg
Calcium Amount: 100.00 mg
Vegetarian: no
Total Daily Pills: 2

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1. Everett Labs  prescription only
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VITAFOL®-OB+DHA Caplets is the only prenatal vitamin with plant source DHA that contains an orange flavored DHA capsule to avoid issues of patient after taste and poor compliance. This one each-caplet/capsule per day dosing regimen allows for dosing flexibility, this means the patient can easily take them together or at different times during the day. The ingredients in VITAFOL®-OB+DHA Caplets (tiny blue caplet) are microencapsulated to insure comfort and compliance for the pregnant woman. VITAFOL®-OB+DHA Caplets (tiny blue caplet) contains 1 mg of folic acid and 65 mg of elemental iron as ferrous fumarate. In addition; each caplet contains calcium, zinc, magnesium, copper, Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, niacinamide, A, D, C and E and now with a separate gel capsule containing 250 mg of life’sDHATM derived from microalgae. A prescription for VITAFOL®-OB+DHA Caplets, coupled with a nutritious diet, helps to ensure good nutrition for the mother and the unborn child before, during and after pregnancy. VITAFOL®-OB+DHA Caplets offer unsurpassed tolerability in a small easy to swallow film coated caplet that is gluten, lactose iodine and sugar free. Many physicians continue to have their patient’s take VITAFOL®-OB+DHA post-partum for nursing or non-nursing mothers.
Before, during and after pregnancy, one caplet and one gel capsule daily, or as directed by a physician.
Vitamin A (beta carotene) 2700 IU, Vitamin D (cholecalciferol) 400 IU, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 70 mg, Vitamin E (dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate) 30 IU, Folic Acid 1 mg, B1 (thiamine mononitrate) 1.6 mg, B2 (riboflavin) 1.8 mg, B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride) 2.5 mg, B12 (cyanocobalamin) 12 mcg, Niacin (niacinamide) 18 mg
MINERALS: Calcium (calcium carbonate) 100 mg, Elemental Iron (ferrous fumarate) 65 mg, Magnesium (magnesium oxide) 25 mg, Zinc (zinc oxide) 25 mg, Copper (copper oxide) 2 mg. Each DHA gelatin capsule provides: Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA).....250 mg. DHA is contained in the oil derived from microalgae. Other ingredients in DHA gelatin capsule: Gelatin, Glycerin USP, water, orange flavor.
Side Effects:
Allergic sensitivity reactions and gastrointestinal disturbances may occur.
Pernicious anemia should be ruled out before starting treatment. While folic acid corrects the blood picture of pernicious anemia, it does not ameliorate the attendant neurologic involvement.
Resistance to treatment may be due to depressed hematopoiesis, alcoholism, the present of anti-metabolic drugs, and to deficiencies of vitamins.
Prolonged use of iron salts may produce iron storage disease.

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