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Pronatal®

For women before, during and after pregnancy

Pronatal

Are you thinking about pregnancy? Or are you pregnant? Did you know that before and during pregnancy your body goes through many changes that require use of additional micronutrients needed to support normal growth and development.

 

Pronatal is a multivitamin/multimineral combination that covers the micronutrient needs of women planning to become pregnant, those who are already pregnant, right through to those who are breastfeeding.

Always read the label. Follow the directions of use.

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Pronatal offers several benefits to both mother and fetus by:

Helps protect cells & maintain formation of blood cells

Helps protect cells & maintain formation of blood cells

Support normal psychological and immune function

Support normal psychological and immune function

Helps support normal development in the fetus

Helps support normal development in the fetus

Research & Evidence

Pronatal: Key Ingredients

Pronatal’s formulation is based on recommended Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)1 for most of its ingredients, to cover the needs for pregnant women.  

 

Each tablet of Pronatal provides the recommended amount of critical micronutrients to support pregnancy.

Food for thought: Did you know that 75% of pregnant women are likely to be deficient in at least one vitamin?6 Find out more about how supplements can help cover the needs of women who are or are planning to become pregnant.

What makes Pronatal different?

Health and dietary supplements can vary based on the combination and amounts of active components or ingredients within them. Pronatal is developed to cover the increased needs of micronutrients in pregnant women, women intending to be pregnant and lactating women. The choice of the ingredients and its dosages are scientifically based and specifically dedicated to these groups.

 

  • Manufactured in Switzerland according to ICH, GMP and HACCP Quality Guidelines*.
  • It has been developed through comprehensive scientific research, with a tailor-made formulation carefully balanced to meet nutritional needs of both mother and her growing baby.  
  • The optimum doses of iron and folic acid is designed to prevent specific and critical pregnancy-related diseases.2,3
  • High doses of vitamin A could be harmful during pregnancy, which is why Pronatal uses beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A which is neither toxic nor teratogenic.5
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Using Pronatal

Recommended dosage & directions

Using Pronatal

 

Recommended dosage and directions
Adult / women of childbearing age who are intending to become pregnant, are pregnant or are breastfeeding: take 1 tablet in the morning with breakfast and some liquid

 

Always read the label. Follow the directions of use. Packaging and product claims may vary depending on country-specific regulations. Products available in selected markets only.

 

Tolerability

 

Pronatal is considered to be well-tolerated product.  A review of safety reports was conducted in 2004 and showed no serious safety issues had been reported.

 

Contains

Active ingredient

Each tablet of Pronatal provides the recommended amount of critical micronutrients essential for pregnancy.

FAQs

There are some known interactions of iron with tetracycline antibiotics, so use of them together may impact the absorption of each. 8-10 As with any other iron-containing minerals, combined use of Pronatal and these antibiotics should be avoided where possible, or if not possible, try waiting 3 hours between each.

 

High doses of folic acid may also reduce the effect of anti-epilepsy/anti-convulsion drugs. 8,9

 

Be sure to speak with your healthcare provider if you have any questions about medicines you are taking.

No efficacy clinical studies have been carried out with Pronatal due to the highly regulated nature of testing any products in pregnant women.

 

However, studies of each of the ingredients in Pronatal exists, and Pronatal has the required amounts for most of its ingredients required for women during pregnancy based on USA recommended dietary reference intakes.

Pronatal is only indicated for adult women of childbearing age. If you have specific questions or concerns, it is important to speak with a healthcare professional.

No, Pronatal is not suitable for vegans/vegetarians as it contains fish gelatin and lactose.

Yes, Pronatal film-coated tablets contains 1 mg of  sucrose, 0.9 mg of glucose and 1 mg of lactose per tablet.  Patients with the hereditary condition of fructose intolerance should not take Pronatal.

The iron content of Pronatal may in some cases cause nausea if the product is taken on an empty stomach.

 

It is recommended to take Pronatal with food (preferably at breakfast). 

High doses of vitamin A could be harmful and potentially increase the risk of teratogenicity (fetal malformations).5 Pronatal uses beta-carotene, which is neither toxic nor teratogenic and a well-tolerated precursor of vitamin A.5

Pronatal is available in selected markets. Please contact us for further information.

 

Packaging and product claims may vary depending on country-specific regulations. Products available in selected markets only.

*The International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)

 

References

 

1. National Institutes of Health. Nutrient recommendations: dietary reference intakes (dri). Available at: https://ods.od.nih.gov/Health_Information/Dietary_Reference_Intakes.aspx

Accessed December 2018

2. Commission Regulation (EU) No. 432/2012.

3. Greenberg JA, et al. Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2011;4(2):52-59

4. Commission Regulation (EU) No 1135/2014.

5. Rothman KJ, et al. N Engl J Med. 1995; 333:1369-1373.

6 Baker H, et al. J Am Coll Nutr. 2002;21(1):33-37.

7. Makrides M, et al. Am J Clin Nutr. 2003;78:145-153.

8. Weber M, et al. Rev Neurol (Paris). 2003 Feb;159(2):165-70.

9. Eichholzer M, et al.  Schweiz Rundsch Med Prax. 2002 Jan 9;91(1-2):7-16.

10. Neuvonen PJ. Drugs. 1976; 11(1):45-54.

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