TheraNatal Side Effects
Because TheraNatal is a type of prenatal vitamin, extensive studies were not done to determine possible side effects. However, some information is available on the individual components in TheraNatal. Based on this information, potential side effects may include nausea, constipation, and fatigue, among others. Serious reactions may also occur, such as unusual bleeding or severe vomiting.
Just like any medicine, TheraNatal® can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes this vitamin will have problems. 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 are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with TheraNatal. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Prenatal vitamins do not require approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and are usually not studied as extensively as other types of medications. Therefore, detailed information about the possible side effects of prenatal vitamins is not available.
Based on the reported side effects of the individual components of TheraNatal, possible side effects include but are not limited to:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal (stomach) pain
- Heartburn or indigestion
- A metallic or unpleasant taste in the mouth
- Flushing (a sudden warmth and redness) of the face, neck, and chest area
- Dark stools
- A fishy aftertaste or burps (TheraNatal Complete and TheraNatal Lactation Support)
- A fishy odor (TheraNatal Complete and TheraNatal Lactation Support).
As you can see, many of the possible TheraNatal side effects are also some of the complaints that are common during pregnancy. Therefore, it can be difficult to tell whether the side effect is due to TheraNatal or the pregnancy itself.