Airborne while pregant...
My OB's nurse said 'NO way' to Airborne. Said you can OD on vitamin A and C. Am very concerned now because I'm 19 weeks pregnant, took Airborne 2 weeks ago 3x for 1 day, and it kicked an on coming cold. Started getting another cold 2 days ago, and accidentally took it 4 times in one day (only supposed to take it 3x) and late couldn't sleep so I took Acetaminaphene (tylenol) for pain and sleep! Hoping and PRAYING for no longterm or permanent affects on BABY! Didn't call the Doc till after I did this. Thought it would be safe!
Found good info on wikipedia site about Airborne and pregnancy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airborn...ary_supplement
)Airborne (dietary supplement)From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Airborne is a dietary supplement and health formula which is claimed to help ward off harmful bacteria and germs, and help prevent the flu and the common cold. The formula contains herbal extracts, amino acids, antioxidants, electrolytes, vitamins, and other nutrients, and can be purchased in many U.S. retail stores over-the-counter in three different forms: a tablet which can be taken orally or dissolved in water, a chewable "Gummi" lozenge, or a concentrate powder….
Pregnant women are advised to exercise extreme caution regarding Airborne consumption. Excess preformed vitamin A during early pregnancy has been associated with a significant increase in life-threatening birth defects. Vitamin A is indeed necessary for fetal development, but most women already carry stores of it in their fat cells. Researchers recommend that pregnant women either restrict their supplemental consumption of vitamin A to 4,000 - 8,000 IUs daily, or they should instead consume beta carotene.…Supplement facts and ingredients
Following are the supplement facts of the original Airborne tablet. Though the ingredients of other versions of Airborne vary slightly to produce different flavors and functions, all of what would be considered the active ingredients of the formula are included below.
•Total Carbohydrates 0g
•Vitamin A (Palmitate) 2,000 IUs
•Vitamin C 1,000mg
•Vitamin E (Acetate) 30 IUs
•Magnesium (Oxide & Sulfate) 40mg
•Zinc (Sulfate) 8mg
•Selenium (Amino Acid Chelate) 15mcg
•Manganese (Gluconate) 3mg
•Amino Acids (Glutamine as L-Glutamine, Lysine as L-Lysine HCl) 50mg
•Proprietary Blend 350mg: Maltodextrin, Lonicera, Forsythia, Schizonepeta, Ginger, Chinese Vitex, Isatis Root, Echinacea