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DHA (For example: Natal Care Plus, Neurogain)

Natal Care Plus: 1 to 2 capsules (100 to 200 mg) once a day

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid, which is required for baby's normal brain and eye development.

Neurogain: 1 capsule (250 mg) once a day

The recommended daily intake of DHA during pregnancy is 300 mg daily.

Ferrous Fumarate

200 mg twice a day

Iron supplementation for patients with iron deficiency anemia; contains iron (II) salts

Ferrum Hausmann Syrup

1 ml twice a day

Iron supplementation for patients with iron deficiency anemia; contains iron (III) polymaltose complex with slow release

Floron

1 tablet once a day

Each tablet contains iron hydroxide polymaltose complex and sorbitol which softens stools and causes less constipation

Folic acid

5 mg once a day (or at least 800 micrograms a day)

For peri-conception and first trimester to reduce the risk of neural tube defects (brain and spinal cord abnormalities)

Obimin

1 tablet once a day

Antenatal vitamin supplementation Each tablet contains Vitamin A 3,000 USP units, Vitamin D 400 USP units, Vitamin C 100 mg, Vitamin B1 10 mg, Vitamin B2 2.5 mg, Vitamin B6 15 mg, Vitamin B12 4 mcg, Niacinamide 20 mg, Calcium Panthothenate 7.5 mg, Folic Acid 1 mg, Ferrous Fumarate 90 mg, Calcium Lactate 250 mg, Copper 100 mcg, Iodine 100 mcg

Sangobion

1 tablet once a day

Each capsule contains copper sulfate 200 mcg, ferrous gluconate 250 mg, folic acid 1 mg, manganese sulfate 200 mcg, sorbitol 25 mg, vitamin B12 7.5 mcg, vitamin C 50 mg

Vitacal 250

1 tablet once a day

Each tablet contains 625 mg oyster shell granules (250 mg elemental calcium)

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