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Although most people do not experience any problems with prenatal vitamins, side effects are possible. Side effects of prenatal vitamins may include headaches, fatigue, and nausea. In most cases, the side effects are minor and can easily be treated. However, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately if you develop more serious side effects, such as severe nausea or vomiting, unusual bruising or bleeding, or signs of an allergic reaction.
An Introduction to Prenatal Vitamin Side EffectsAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with prenatal vitamins. However, not all women who take prenatal vitamins will experience side effects. In fact, most women tolerate them quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
Possible Side Effects of Prenatal VitaminsBecause prenatal vitamins do not require FDA approval, they are usually not studied as thoroughly as other types of medications. As a result, detailed information about the possible side effects of prenatal vitamins is not available. However, based on the side effects of the individual components of prenatal vitamins, the following side effects are possible:
- Intestinal cramps
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Indigestion or heartburn
- Muscle aches and pains
- Nausea and vomiting
- Gas or belching
- Metallic taste
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Yellow-orange discoloration of the urine
- Loss of appetite.