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TriCare Prenatal Compleat
Generic Name: prenatal multivitamin without vitamin a with minerals, iron, and folic acid (pree-NATE-al muhl-tee-VYE-ta-mins/VYE-ta-min A/MIN-er-als/EYE-urn/FOE-lik AS-id)
Brand Name: TriCare Prenatal Compleat
Accidental overdose of products that contain iron is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children younger than 6 years old. Keep this product out of the reach of children. In case of accidental ingestion, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.
TriCare Prenatal Compleat is used for:
Treating or preventing a lack of vitamins or minerals before, during, and after pregnancy and while breast-feeding. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
TriCare Prenatal Compleat is a vitamin, mineral, iron, folic acid, and omega 3 fatty acid combination. It works by providing vitamins and minerals to the body to help meet nutritional requirements.
Do NOT use TriCare Prenatal Compleat if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in TriCare Prenatal Compleat, including fish or fish oil
- you have certain iron metabolism problems (eg, hemosiderosis, hemochromatosis) or high levels of iron in your blood
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using TriCare Prenatal Compleat:
Some medical conditions may interact with TriCare Prenatal Compleat. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
- if you have stomach or intestinal problems (eg, colitis, Crohn disease, diverticulitis, ulcers), pernicious anemia or other blood problems (eg, anemia, porphyria), or bleeding problems (eg, hemophilia)
- if you have had multiple blood transfusions
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with TriCare Prenatal Compleat. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
- Oral anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) because the risk of bleeding may be increased by TriCare Prenatal Compleat
- Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (eg, captopril), eplerenone, or potassium-sparing diuretics because high blood potassium levels may be increased
- Aluminum salts, fluorouracil, or hydantoins (eg, phenytoin) because the risk of their side effects may be increased by TriCare Prenatal Compleat
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if TriCare Prenatal Compleat may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use TriCare Prenatal Compleat:
Use TriCare Prenatal Compleat as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- This pack contains a prenatal multivitamin tablet and an omega 3 fatty acid capsule. The tablet should be swallowed whole. The capsule should be chewed before swallowing.
- Take TriCare Prenatal Compleat by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
- Take TriCare Prenatal Compleat by mouth with a full glass of water (8 oz [240 mL]).
- Do not take an antacid within 1 hour before or 2 hours after you take TriCare Prenatal Compleat.
- Avoid taking TriCare Prenatal Compleat with dairy products; they may interfere with the absorption of the iron in TriCare Prenatal Compleat.
- Many medicines (eg, used for infection, blood pressure, osteoporosis, thyroid problems) should not be taken at the same time as TriCare Prenatal Compleat; their effectiveness may be decreased. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if your dose of TriCare Prenatal Compleat should be separated from your dose of any of your other medicines.
- If you miss a dose of TriCare Prenatal Compleat, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use TriCare Prenatal Compleat.
Important safety information:
- Do NOT take more than the recommended dose without checking with your doctor.
- Do not take large doses of vitamins (megadoses or megavitamin therapy) while you use TriCare Prenatal Compleat unless your doctor tells you to.
- Tell your doctor or dentist that you take TriCare Prenatal Compleat before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
- TriCare Prenatal Compleat may cause darkened or green stools. This is normal and is not a cause for concern.
- TriCare Prenatal Compleat has vitamins, minerals, folic acid, iron, and omega 3 fatty acids in it. Before you start any new medication, check the label to see if it has any of these ingredients in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: TriCare Prenatal Compleat is intended for use during pregnancy and breast-feeding. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use TriCare Prenatal Compleat, check with your doctor.
Possible side effects of TriCare Prenatal Compleat:
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Constipation; dark or discolored stools; diarrhea; loss of appetite; nausea; stomach upset; vomiting.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); black, tarry stools; blood or streaks of blood in the stools; fever; severe or persistent nausea or vomiting; stomach pain or cramping; vomit that looks like blood or coffee grounds.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Store TriCare Prenatal Compleat at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep TriCare Prenatal Compleat out of the reach of children and away from pets.
- If you have any questions about TriCare Prenatal Compleat, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- TriCare Prenatal Compleat is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
- If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.
This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take TriCare Prenatal Compleat or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about TriCare Prenatal Compleat. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to TriCare Prenatal Compleat. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your health care provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using TriCare Prenatal Compleat.