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If you take too much NataChew, it may cause bothersome (but typically not life-threatening) side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. However, NataChew does contain iron, and taking too much iron can be very dangerous. Symptoms of iron poisoning may include seizures, fluid in the lungs, or black or bloody stools. There are several treatment options for a NataChew overdose, including "pumping the stomach," administering certain medicines, and providing supportive care.
An Introduction to NataChew OverdoseNataChew® is a prenatal vitamin that is only available with a prescription. The specific effects of a NataChew overdose can vary depending on a number of factors, including the NataChew dosage and whether it was taken with other medications or substances.
Dangerous NataChew Overdose EffectsAn overdose on any prenatal vitamin is likely to cause bothersome symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation. Fortunately, these are not usually life-threatening problems. However, NataChew contains iron, and taking too much iron can be very dangerous (especially for young children). Children may be more likely to take NataChew tablets (compared with other prenatal vitamins), because they are chewable and are designed to taste good. Symptoms of iron poisoning may include:
- Blue lips and fingernails
- Pale skin
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Nausea and vomiting
- Metallic taste in mouth
- A rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
- Fluid in the lungs
- Fever and chills
- Black and, possibly, bloody stools
Because children cannot handle much iron, NataChew prenatal vitamins should be stored out of the reach of children.