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pregnacare - help please!

(16 Posts)
TheLuckDragon Tue 17-Nov-15 11:05:55

Hi all, I found out on Sunday that I am pregnant (nearly 4 weeks) and I bought some pregnacare plus which has two tablets to be taken each day.

The problem is that the brown folic acid tablets are HUGE. I have real trouble swallowing tablets and I panic every single time I need to take one.

The question is, would it be ok to break them in half before I take them?

Thanks in advance!

cth1982 Tue 17-Nov-15 11:10:39

I guess it would be fine - I had awful issues with pregnacare (including highlighter yellow pee!) so ended up just taking a folic acid and vit D supplement from Superdrug as you get all of the other vitamins from your daily diet and the pill is very little and easy to take!

lemon101 Tue 17-Nov-15 11:24:10

I'm sure it would be fine! As pp has said however really you just need to focus on vit D and folic acid (both of which can by bought separately and are very small tablets), so if you don't get on with pregnacare you might want to just think about buying those.

TheLuckDragon Tue 17-Nov-15 11:24:15

Thanks for your reply smile

I might just go and get some smaller tablets then because this is going to be an ordeal every day otherwise!

TheLuckDragon Tue 17-Nov-15 11:25:47

What mg tablets do you take for folic acid and vit d? I really do feel so much better knowing there are smaller versions.

Scoopmuckdizzy Tue 17-Nov-15 11:29:02

I found folic acid on its own in Tesco. I was taking pregnacare but I'm sure it was making the nausea worse.

cth1982 Tue 17-Nov-15 11:32:46

these are the ones I take - www.superdrug.com/Health-Offers/Superdrug-Vitamin-D-%26-Folic-Acid-x60/p/261700#.VksQGnbhCUk

10ug of Vit D and and 400ug Folic Acid which is the recommendation - hope it helps!

TheLuckDragon Tue 17-Nov-15 11:33:18

Thank you scoop! I am going to try the boots own brand ones I think. Apparently they are small smile

E11Chick Tue 17-Nov-15 12:53:23

I have the seven seas vitamins and my DH has to break them in half for me or I end up gagging on them which is usually followed by a toilet hugging session!

wonkylegs Tue 17-Nov-15 12:58:03

Mine are prescribed (high strength) but when there was a mix up and I had to buy some to tide me over a few days the morrsons ones were quite dinky and easy to take.

TheLuckDragon Tue 17-Nov-15 15:11:28

Thanks all! DH ran out and got me some of the boots own brand which are tiny smile

babybat Tue 17-Nov-15 15:34:45

I started out taking the Solgar ones, which are quite big and I found them hard to swallow - have since switched to the Boots ones with ginger which are easier to take. One tip - take them in the evening rather than the morning, I found they were less likely to make me gag then (may have just been the morning sickness) and take them with a glass of milk or juice if you find the taste of the pills is unpleasant.

MrsDandbump Tue 17-Nov-15 16:00:37

I think pregnacare have just launched a liquid version if you find that easier:

m.boots.com/h5/cat_hub?unCountry=uk&path=/en/Pregnacare-Liquid-200ml_1743843/

Dixiechick17 Tue 17-Nov-15 16:53:33

I just took the boots folic acid and vit d tablets in the first trimester. Then Sanatogen Mum to be for the rest, seem to remember them being smaller than pregnacare.

hootintootin3 Thu 19-Nov-15 20:19:35

pregnacare do a liquid vitamin too, 3 for 2 in boots smile

Etak15 Thu 19-Nov-15 20:22:22

I hated pregnacare - gave me diarrhoea! I used to take sanatogen instead, can't remember if they were smaller though, I think so.

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