Generic Name: Alpha tocopherol; Ascorbic acid; Biotin; Calcium; Calcium pantothenate; Cholecalciferol; Copper; Cyanocobalamin; Folic acid; Iron; Magnesium; Manganese; Nicotinamide; Phosphorus; Pyridoxine hydrochloride; Riboflavine; Thiamine nitrate; Zinc
Product Name: Elevit
Indication of Elevit
Elevit is a supplement containing many different vitamins and minerals that are essential during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Elevit contains folic acid which, if taken appropriately, may help reduce brain and/or spinal cord defects. This product also contains iron to help prevent iron deficiency which commonly occurs in pregnancy.
Your doctor will be able to advise if this product is suitable for you. Consult your doctor before taking any medication or supplement.
Action of Elevit
Our body requires many essential vitamins and minerals for it to function at its best. However, during “high stress” periods (e.g. during pregnancy and/or lactation), the requirements for these essential vitamins and minerals increase tremendously. This is when a supplement such as Elevit comes in handy.
Dose advice of Elevit
- Take one tablet daily with a glass of water
- If you experience morning sickness, take the tablet at noon or even in the evening.
- Recommended to start Elevit at least 4 weeks prior to falling pregnant and right throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- If you use antacids, please ensure you space the antacid doses and your Elevit doses as far apart as possible.
- Some antibiotics may interfere with absorption of Elevit. Please consult your health professional if you are unsure.
Always read the label. If you have any queries about the correct way to use this product, please ask your doctor. Individual results may vary.
Elevit should not be used under certain conditions. Tell your doctor if you have:
- Any allergies to the ingredients of this product
- High vitamin d levels
- kidney problems
- Problems with metabolism
- High calcium levels
- High iron levels
Special care needs to be taken when using Elevit under certain conditions. Tell your doctor if you have:
- Other drugs that also contain Vitamin D and/or iron
Do not take doses higher than what has been recommended for you!
If you have any concerns, please speak with your doctor.
Category A; Elevit is safe to use during pregnancy. Please use strictly as directed.
Elevit is safe to use during breastfeeding provided you use it correctly. Doses should never exceed what has been recommended to you and avoid other products that also contain vitamin D or iron, unless directed by your doctor.
Schedule of Elevit
Elevit is Schedule 2.
- MIMS Online. Elevit. 29 September 2006 [cited 2008 September 13]. Available from: http://mims.hcn.net.au
- Australian Medicines Handbook. Elevit. January 2008 [cited 2008 September 13]. Available from: http://amh.hcn.net.au
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