Carenatal DHA Warnings and Precautions
Before taking Carenatal DHA, it is important to review the possible risks of taking the prenatal vitamins. For example, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider prior to taking Carenatal DHA if you have certain health conditions, such as kidney stones, anemia, or a bleeding disorder. Other Carenatal DHA warnings and precautions include potential drug interactions and possible allergic reactions.
Carenatal DHA: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Carenatal™ DHA if you have:
- Kidney stones
- Hemochromatosis (an "iron overload" disease)
- Wilson's disease (a "copper overload" disease)
- A bleeding disorder
- An allergy to fish
- Any other allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Specific Precautions and Warnings for Carenatal DHASome of the warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to taking Carenatal DHA include the following:
- In some people, calcium can make kidney stones worse. If you have a history of kidney stones, check with your healthcare provider before taking Carenatal DHA (as it contains calcium).
- High doses of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oils (like the kind in Carenatal DHA) can increase the risk of bleeding, although this is not expected to be a problem at the recommended Carenatal DHA dosage. However, if you have a bleeding disorder, please discuss this with your healthcare provider before taking Carenatal DHA.
- Carenatal DHA contains omega-3 fatty acids that are derived from fish oil. Check with your healthcare provider before taking Carenatal DHA if you are allergic to fish.
- Carenatal DHA contains folic acid, which can mask certain types of anemia. This means that if you take enough folic acid, certain types of anemia may not show up on blood tests. However, this does not apply to all types of anemia. If you have anemia, check with your healthcare provider before taking Carenatal DHA.
- Carenatal DHA can potentially interact with a few other medications (see Carenatal DHA Drug Interactions).
- Carenatal DHA is usually considered safe for women who are breastfeeding (see Carenatal DHA and Breastfeeding).