General considerations for when and how to take the vitamins include the following:
- PrimaCare One comes in soft gel form. It is usually taken once a day.
- It comes in a package that contains both soft gels and tablets. The soft gels are taken in the morning, and the tablets are taken in the evening (for a total of two doses per day).
- PrimaCare products can be taken with or without food. The iron in these products may be better absorbed on an empty stomach, but most women find that taking prenatal vitamins with a little food usually helps with stomach upset.
- Let your healthcare provider know if you have trouble keeping these products down or if they cause significant nausea. Your healthcare provider may have some useful suggestions or may suggest trying a different prenatal vitamin.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.
There is only one standard recommended dose of PrimaCare or PrimaCare One. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click PrimaCare Dosage for more information.)
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with PrimaCare. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it 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. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the possible side effects of PrimaCare include, but are not limited to:
(Click PrimaCare Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)