Good thing to stay away from
Have been taking these for some months. Since about 6 weeks pregnant I have felt absolutely terrible, exhausted beyond belief. Last thing I would have thought of my multivite... which is meant to help pregnancy symptoms. But, strangely enough every day I don't have these or forget to have them, I feel absolutely fine & symptom free. Also, have started out feeling really well in the day & had them later than usual only to feel awful for the remainder of the day... it has happened so many times now I know it's not a coincidence.. it is these tablets!!
Why change the formula?
I ran out of the old formula last week and bought the new re-packaged lighter pink container pregnancy multivitamins. I was sceptical at first because you now need to take 2 capsules instead of 1, and its more expensive per capsule too. I cannot stomach the taste of these tablets, they have a very strong fish taste and smell. I nearly threw up taking these for the first time (and I'm not even pregnant - just trying to be). I guess Swisse decided to be greedy and re-package and re-formulate for more money. I will be throwing out these and looking for an alternative. I won't be purchasing Swisse for any type of vitamins again.
Vomit 20 minutes later
Switched from elevit to swisse pregnancy ultivite. Took it after breakfast so with food. Nil vomits for the past 13 weeks, morning sickness gone. But with this I burped terrible B vitamin slurp and projectile vomited on my way to the toilet. Feral. Only tried once and i'm not willing to try again.
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Beware new formula - it’s not just a new package!
I had been taking this product throughout my entire pregnancy and found them to be good. I noticed recently however Swisse did a rebrand, with its new equivalent product called ‘Ultinatal Pre-Conception & Pregnancy Multivitamin’. Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s just a new package, like I did. In comparing the labels of both the old product and new replacement product, I noticed a few differences. Firstly, the new replacement product contains only 60 caps and instructs the consumer to now take 2 per day with the quantities of the vitamins now...halved - in comparison the old product contained 90 caps and only required 1 per day. Meanwhile the price has stayed about the same, it’s just the new product now only gives a 30 day supply whereas the old product gave a 90 day supply. Secondly, the front of the label on the new product incorrectly and misleadingly states that it contains 500mcg folic acid, however the ingredient list states that each cap contains 200mcg.... even if you took the recommended 2 caps per day this is only 400mcg folic acid, not 500mcg as stated on the front label. While it *was* a good product, these changes have led me to change my opinion of these vitamins and the Swisse company entirely.
Good value, good content
For those complaining of reflux or nausea, Take them with food, problem solved!
These have good levels of all the relevant vitamins, and they’re not exhorbitantly priced like some.
I’ve not had any issues with these, and recommend them.
Easy to swallow, even though they’re not tiny.
I got two packs from chemist warehouse when they were on sale, so they’re good value in that sense.
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Good in a pinch, causes bad nausea
I am approx 30 weeks pregnant, this is my fourth pregnancy. I normally take a different, much more expensive prenatal but current circumstances meant I couldn’t afford my normal vitamins at the moment. I picked up a 3 month bottle of Swisse Prenatal at Priceline for $10 (combo of discounted price and using store credit) and decided to use them until I could afford my normal one again. When I got home I compared it to the other bottle and found the levels of vitamins are much lower than what I normally take. I have also found the Swisse prenatal...s make me feel terribly nauseous about 30 minutes after taking them, which is not at all pleasant. But, I figure taking something is far better than taking nothing so I am happy to continue taking them until I can afford the other brand again.
Reasonably priced and repurchased many times
I like this multivitamin even though it may not be for everyone.
its well priced and made by a reputable brand that I trust. I have no after effects once taken and am happy to keep taking this while breast feeding
tablets are quite large but that doesn't bother me at all.
Made me horribly sick and not even pregnant yet.
Bought these as a pre natal vitamin and have been taking them for a while. They cause me to vomit, have an awful taste and have left me with tummy pains, dizziness, reflux with disgusting taste and nausea that lasts the whole day, despite taking them with food. Will never buy them again and stopped taking when I realised. Terrible product. 100% not pregnant either, so all effects from tablet.
Won't use again
Very discusting aftertaste, I would burp and taste the tablets very pungent taste/smell. On many occasions if i only had my breakfast I would vomit up the tablet. If I took the tablet with a large meal, I wouldn't vomit, just feel queasy for 15 minutes. The health benefits may be there, but honestly the size of the tablet, after taste and spew factor is just not worth it.
Bad taste is the only problem
Haven't had an issue with these tablets other than the horrible after-taste that I only get of I don't eat before hand. I have nearly finished the whole bottle and haven't had any burst tablets like other people seem to be experiencing. They are also a cheaper alternative to elevit and seem to be working just fine.
Easier to swallow than Elevit, even though they are bigger!
I started taking Elevit a few months ago, and gagged every time I tried to swallow the tablet, it seems to get stuck! I got so sick of the gagging that I just stopped taking them. I tried the Swisse version, which is a larger tablet, but smoother. I take mine with a small glass of milk in the morning, and I don't feel a thing as it goes down! There is a slight "irony" after-taste I experience which lasts for about 2 hours after taking it. Nothing too gross though. I haven't had any other tummy or bowel upsets from this vit. Seems to be doing the job!
Really bad after taste
I bought these prenatal vitamins in preparation for pregnancy they have alot of good vitams and minerals and also they were a few dollars cheaper than elevit but the after taste is horrible hours after taking it it was still there and it made me feel like throwing up - im sad for the loss of money i could've bought elevit :(
The beauty of these multi vitamins is that you only have to take 1 tablet, unlike some other brands where you need to take 2 tablets to get the same dose of vitamins. No after taste. I could take them with food when I had morning sickness also. This was great as I was only eating white food at that stage due to morning sickness.
Have been taking them for ages - no problems!
My GP said to buy prenatal vitamins before trying to conceive. Tried Elevit and had shocking headaches so switched to these. They are quite big, but they have all of the vitamins needed.
I have them at dinner and have never had nausea, leaking or other issues. Had them for over a year now and blood results always come back with everything above the minimum levels. I'd definitely recommend them to others.
Questions & Answers
hello I have just recently started taking these multivitamins and haven't gotten my period yet which I waited just incase I might be late im always never late took a pregnancy test that came up negative has any had this dilemma with this product?
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