Gesticare DHA Side Effects

Limited side effect information is available for Gesticare DHA. Reactions that were seen with the individual components of the vitamin include loss of appetite, fatigue, indigestion, and headaches. Since these are also symptoms that many women may experience during pregnancy, however, it can be difficult to tell whether they are true Gesticare DHA side effects.

An Introduction to Gesticare DHA Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Gesticare® DHA prenatal vitamins. However, not everyone who takes the supplement will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Gesticare DHA. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of side effects with you.)

Possible Side Effects of Gesticare DHA

Many of the possible Gesticare DHA side effects are also some of the aches, pains, and annoyances that are common during pregnancy. Therefore, it can be difficult to tell if a particular side effect is caused by Gesticare DHA or the pregnancy itself.
However, if a side effect suddenly appears or gets worse when you start taking Gesticare DHA, it may be reasonable to assume that the vitamin could be causing the problem.
Prenatal vitamins (even prescription-only prenatal vitamins) do not need the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and they are usually not studied as thoroughly as other types of medications. Thus, detailed information about possible side effects is not available. However, based on side effects of the individual components of Gesticare DHA, the following reactions are possible:
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Yellow or orange discoloration of the urine
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Gas or belching
  • Heartburn or indigestion
  • Intestinal cramps
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Metallic taste in the mouth
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus).

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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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