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Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Beta-Carotene (Vitamin A), Calcium Carbonate, Carbonyl Iron, Cholecalciferol, Cupric Oxide, Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12), Dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Docusate Sodium, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Magnesium Oxide, Niacinamide, Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Zinc Oxide Oral tablet

What is this medicine?

PRENATAL VITAMIN AND MINERAL combinations are used before, during, and after pregnancy to help provide provide good nutrition.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • bleeding or clotting disorder

  • history of anemia of any type

  • other chronic health condition

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to vitamins, minerals, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. You can take it with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food. Chewable prenatal vitamin tablets may be chewed completely before swallowing. Follow the directions on the prescription label. The usual dose is taken once a day. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Contact your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed. This medicine is intended for females who are pregnant, breast-feeding, or may become pregnant.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • alendronate

  • antacids

  • cefdinir

  • cefditoren

  • etidronate

  • fluoroquinolone antibiotics (examples: ciprofloxacin, gatifloxacin, levofloxacin)

  • ibandronate

  • levodopa

  • risedronate

  • tetracycline antibiotics (examples: doxycycline, minocycline, tetracycline)

  • thyroid hormones

  • warfarin

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

See your health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Remember that vitamin and mineral supplements do not replace the need for good nutrition from a balanced diet.

Stools commonly change color when vitamins and minerals are taken. Notify your health care professional if this change is alarming or accompanied by other symptoms, like abdominal pain.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reaction such as skin rash or difficulty breathing

  • vomiting

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • nausea

  • stomach upset

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Most vitamins and minerals should be stored at controlled room temperature. Check your specific product directions. Protect from heat and moisture. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Senior citizens at dinner

Senior Supper Club

At Broward Health Coral Springs, we reach out to our seniors through many programs and community events.

Senior Supper Club

Senior Supper Club is a free membership program that allows members to receive discounts in the hospital cafeteria and gift shop, and invitations to free lectures on health and wellness. Our lectures are offered the fourth Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. in the Medical Office Complex Bldg. Senior Supper Club members (55+) receive:

  • A 20 percent discount in our cafeteria during our “Early Bird Special” hours, 4:30pm to 6:00pm daily. (Just present your Supper Club card to the cashier to receive your discount!)
  • Personal invitations to upcoming health lectures and screenings (to view upcoming lectures, click here)
  • 10 percent discount in the hospital gift shop
  • Regular mailings of our Community Education Special and Calendar Events

To receive your Senior Supper Club membership card, print the application (Adobe Acrobat Required) and FAX the completed page to 954-227-4304 or MAIL to:

Broward Health Coral Springs
Community Education Department
3100 Coral Hills Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33065

Health & Wellness Programs

  • Fitness Classes
    • Senior Fitness
    • Chair Yoga
    • Chair Fitness
    • Therapeutic Tai Chi
  • Support Groups
  • Health Screenings
    • Diabetes
    • Cholesterol
    • Blood Pressure
  • Health Lectures
    Meets monthly the first Wednesday of the month. The FREE monthly meeting begins with a blood pressure and blood sugar screening followed by a diabetes education session.

Volunteer Opportunities

Broward Health Coral Springs volunteers perform a number of great services every day. Volunteers come from all walks of life and from a variety of different professions. If you are interested in caring for members of the community, then you should consider joining us. Click here for additional details about volunteering.

More Information

For more information about Senior Services at Broward Health Coral Springs, contact Community Education, or call 954-344-3344.

Broward Health Coral Springs
3000 Coral Hills Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33065