Citracal Prenatal + DHA Overdose
As with any other vitamin, it is possible to overdose on Citracal Prenatal + DHA. Overdose effects will depend on several factors, such as how much Citracal Prenatal + DHA was taken and whether it was taken with other substances. Although many of the symptoms of a Citracal Prenatal + DHA overdose are not life threatening, dangerous side effects are possible due to the iron content in the vitamin. Symptoms of iron poisoning may include seizures, vomiting, and a rapid heart rate.
An Introduction to Citracal Prenatal + DHA OverdoseCitracal® Prenatal + DHA and Citracal Prenatal 90 + DHA are prescription prenatal vitamins that contain iron. As with any other vitamin (especially iron-containing vitamins), it is possible to take too much Citracal Prenatal + DHA. The specific effects of a Citracal Prenatal + DHA overdose can vary depending on a number of factors, including the Citracal Prenatal + DHA dosage and whether it was taken with any other substances or medicines.
Citracal Prenatal + DHA products have been discontinued by the manufacturer. They have been replaced by the Citranatal line of products. The Citranatal products are very similar to Citracal Prenatal + DHA products but have slight differences. There are now more formulations to choose from, and the formulations no longer include vitamin A and vitamin B12.
(Click Citranatal for more information on the current formulation of these products.)
Dangerous Citracal Prenatal + DHA Overdose EffectsAn overdose with a prenatal vitamin is likely to cause annoying symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation. Fortunately, these are not usually life-threatening problems. However, Citracal Prenatal + DHA products contain iron, and taking too much iron can be very dangerous (especially for young children). Symptoms of iron poisoning may include:
- Fever and chills
- Blue lips and fingernails
- Pale skin
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- A rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
- Fluid in the lungs
- Black and, possibly, bloody stools
- Nausea and vomiting
- Metallic taste in the mouth
Because children cannot handle much iron, Citracal Prenatal + DHA prenatal vitamins should be stored out of the reach of children.