Some tell me that they choose what their doctors recommend because they want to do what their doctor tells them, others tell me they choose to get prescription prenatals because their insurance will pay for them.
I can understand this
Yet -- I like to offer anyone who is newly pregnant information on the prenatal vitamins their doctor recommends.
The following list of pharmaceutical prenatal ingredients was not something I compiled, and it's an older list of sorts. I share it simply because of how alarming it is
I hope if you are pregnant it has you pause and reconsider what you are taking
Zenate - Solvary Pharmaceuticals Carnauba wax – when heated emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes Magnesium Stearate – when heated causes toxic fumes Contains Polyethylene Glycol which may produce brain and kidney damage Contains Stearic Acid which may cause intestinal obstruction Skin sensitization is common Contains Titanium Dioxide which may cause pulmonary irritation No Biotin No Pantothenic acid Low Magnesium No Copper No Phosphorus
Precare Caplets – Northampton Medical No Vitamin A No Vitamin B1 No Vitamin B12 No Biotin ( improper balance of B Vitamins causes a nutrient dumping which causes improper utilization of vitamins B6 and folic acid.) No Phosphorus No Iodine No Pantothenic acid
Natalins Tablet - Mead Johnson No Biotin Low Calcium Low Magnesium No Phosphorus No Pantothenic Acid Contains Polyethylene Glycol which may produce brain and kidney damage
*Natalins RX – Mead Johnson No Phosphorus No Iodine Contains Hydrochloride which may be a direct pulmonary and inflame the conjunctive of the eye. Contains Cyanocobalamin which may cause sensitivity reactions including: gastrointestinal distress, thrombosis and itching rash
Niferex PN – Central Pharmaceuticals No Vitamin E No Magnesium Very Low Calcium No Phosphorus No Biotin Contains Methylcellulose which may cause intestinal obstruction if dehydrated
Prenate Advanced - Bock No Biotin No Pantothenic Acid No Magnesium Very Low Calcium
Materna Tablets – Lederle Only 19% Calcium 6% Magnesium No Phosphorus Contains Methylcellulose which may cause intestinal obstruction if dehydrated Contains Methylparaben which may cause gastric upset Contains Sodium Lauryl Sulfate a typical compound found in anionic detergents
*Stuart Prenatal No Biotin Low Calcium No Magnesium No Phosphorus No Iodine Contains Hyroxpropl Methylcellulose which may cause intestinal obstruction if dehydrated
*StuartNatal – Stuart No Biotin Low Calcium No Magnesium No Phosphorus No Iodine No Pantothenic Acid Contains Cyanocobalamin which may cause sensitivity reactions including: gastrointestinal distress, thrombosis and itching rash
*These were the prenatals I tried 20 yrs ago - I experienced the GI distress and the itchy rash - it is interesting to me that these are still on the market.
University of Mississippi Learning Resource Center Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products - 5th Edition Gosselin - Smithlodge Chemical Exposure and Human Health - Cynthia Wilson Handbook of Poisoning - 12th Edition - Robert H. Dreisbach - William Roberison Posioning Toxicology - symtoms and treatments - Jay Arena - Richard H Drew Hazardous Chemical Desk Reference - 2nd Editon - Richard J Lewis
*thank you to a peer who share this with our field
Contains all essential 12 vitamins and 7 minerals in proper balance Contains 27 whole vegetable sources which are readily absorbed by the body Contains no chemicals No herbicides No pesticides No sugar No artificial colors, flavors or additives of any kind Contains phytochemicals and live enzymes not found in synthetic vitamins Processed by low-heat method keeping enzymes alive Contains 100% of the RDA of Biotin.