PreCare Side Effects

Because prenatal vitamins are not usually studied as extensively as other types of medications, it is not exactly known what side effects may occur with PreCare. Side effects that have been reported with the individual components of PreCare, however, include indigestion, nausea, and fatigue. You should contact your healthcare provider right away if you experience more serious side effects, such as severe nausea or vomiting or signs of an allergic reaction.

An Introduction to PreCare Side Effects

(PreCare is no longer being manufactured and should no longer be sold in the United States. Please consult your healthcare provider for further information.)


As with any medicine, side effects are possible with PreCare Premium™ and PreCare® Chewables. However, not everyone who takes the prenatal vitamins will experience side effects. In fact, most people 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.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with PreCare. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of PreCare side effects with you.)

Possible Side Effects of PreCare

Because prenatal vitamins do not need FDA approval, they are usually not studied as extensively 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 PreCare, the following side effects are possible:
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Heartburn or indigestion
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Intestinal cramps
  • Fatigue
  • Gas or belching
  • Metallic taste
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Insomnia
  • Yellow-orange discoloration of the urine
  • Loss of appetite.
As you can see, many of the possible PreCare side effects are also some of the common aches, pains, and annoyances that occur during pregnancy. Therefore, it can be difficult to tell whether PreCare (or the pregnancy itself) is causing a particular side effect.
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PreCare Prenatal Vitamins

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