Cal-Nate (Oral)

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I was prescribed Calnate as a prenatal vitamin. I noticed on your website it states that you should not take any other supplement with Calnate. My Dr. also told me I should take Expecta, an Omega 3 fatty acid. Do you think it is an issue to take Calna...
by Sanela Abazovic in Chicago, IL, 09/21/2006

Cal-Nate Ingredients Info

I like to know if Cal-Nate has any ingredients derived from animals? If yes, pl. email me the details. Thanks, Salman
by Salman in UT, 12/02/2005

Vitamin A in Cal-Nate

I am six weeks pregnant and have been doing a lot of reading about proper nutrition. I have read that Vitamin A is not to be taken in supplement form, only from the foods you eat. Why is it that Cal-Nate contains Vitamin A? Is this safe for my baby? I...
by Kathleen in PA, USA, 04/23/2006

cal-nate prenatal vitamins?

What is the binding agent in Cal-nate prenatal vitamins?  I'm having trouble obtaining that information & would really appreciate the help. Thanks So Much!
by daylor, 06/13/2007

Ingredients - actual vitamins and minerals in the pills

I wanted to know which vitamins and minerals were actually in cal-nate prenatal vitamins. And how much of each of these ingredients are in the pills. Thank you.
by Kelly P in Paris, KY, 06/19/2006

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Cal-Nate (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Cal-Nate (Oral)

Cal-Nate (Oral) Medication Classification


Cal-Nate (Oral) Brandname

Prenate GT, Precare Prenatal, Natalcare Rx, Natalcare Plus, Citracal Prenatal Rx, Ultra Natalcare, Duet Stuartnatal, Natalcare CFE 60, Premesis Rx, Embrex 600, Nutrinate, Stuartnatal Plus 3, Precare Conceive, Natafort, Vitafol-PN

Cal-Nate (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Prenatal vitamins are used to supplement the diet during pregnancy and during breastfeeding.

When To Not Use Cal-Nate (Oral)

You should not use prenatal vitamins if you have ever had an allergic reaction to vitamin and mineral supplements.

How Should You Use Cal-Nate (Oral)

Coated Tablet, Capsule, Chewable Tablet, Liquid Filled Capsule, Powder, Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Swallow the tablet or capsule whole. Do not break, chew, or crush it.
  • The chewable tablet should be chewed before you swallow it.
  • Dissolve the powder in 4 to 5 ounces of water and drink the mixture right away.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Cal-Nate (Oral) Storage

Store Cal-Nate (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Cal-Nate (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Cal-Nate (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • You should not use other vitamin and mineral supplements while you are receiving prenatal vitamins.

Cal-Nate (Oral) Warnings

  • Follow the diet prescribed by your doctor.

Cal-Nate (Oral) Side Effects

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Dark stools or constipation
  • Mild nausea

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