FAQ's

There are lots of common questions about Elevit with Iodine so we've put together a list that will give you the answers you are looking for.

Speak to your doctor about taking Elevit with Iodine if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.

What is Elevit with Iodine?
Elevit with Iodine is a vitamin and mineral supplement for pregnancy which has been specially formulated to meet the needs of women who are trying to conceive, pregnant or breastfeeding.

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Why would Elevit with Iodine be recommended above other supplements?
Elevit with Iodine is specially formulated to meet the needs of women who are trying to conceive, pregnant or breastfeeding and provide baby with the best possible nutritional support. It contains 800mcg folic acid, shown to reduce neural tube defects such as spina bifida. It also contains iron to help prevent iron deficiency and iodine to assist in the development of baby’s brain.

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How is Elevit with Iodine different to other pregnancy multivitamins?
Many of the pregnancy supplements available in Australia are basic multivitamins that have been slightly adjusted for pregnancy. Elevit with Iodine is specially formulated to meet the needs of women who are trying to conceive, pregnant or breastfeeding and provide baby with the best possible nutritional support. It contains 800mcg folic acid, shown to reduce neural tube defects such as spina bifida. It also contains iron to help prevent iron deficiency and iodine to assist in the development of baby’s brain. Elevit with Iodine has the highest combination of certain key vitamins and minerals, like iron, folic acid and iodine, which is why it's only available from pharmacies. It is also only one tablet daily compared to many supplements which require 2 capsules/tablets daily.

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Elevit with Iodine contains 800mcg of folic acid - why is this higher than others?
The Elevit with Iodine formulation is based on the formulation used in the Czeizel study.2

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Are there any benefits in taking Elevit with Iodine right through pregnancy?
Elevit with Iodine, in conjunction with a healthy diet, helps meet the increased nutritional requirements that occur throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding. There is an increased requirement for iron during pregnancy, and Elevit with Iodine can help prevent dietary iron deficiency. Likewise, there is an increased need for folic acid throughout pregnancy. Other vitamins and minerals that are required at higher levels throughout pregnancy include zinc, calcium, vitamin C, B6 and B12.

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How do I take Elevit with Iodine?
Elevit with Iodine is a once-daily tablet that can be taken at anytime of the day. It is also easy to halve or crush the tablet to make it easier to swallow.

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Where do I get Elevit with Iodine and how much does it cost?
Elevit with Iodine is only available through pharmacies. In some states you will need to ask the pharmacist for it. The recommended retail price is $23.50 for 30 tablets or $65.95 for 100 tablets (price is subject to change). If your local pharmacy does not yet stock Elevit with Iodine, ask the pharmacist for help or call 1800 023 884 to find out where it is available.

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Is Elevit with Iodine gluten free?
Yes

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Is Elevit with Iodine lactose free?
No. Elevit with Iodine contains a small amount of lactose.

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Is Elevit with Iodine yeast free?
No.

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Does Elevit with Iodine contain sucrose?
Yes. Elevit with Iodine contains a small amount of sucrose.

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Does Elevit with Iodine contain egg products?
No.

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Does Elevit with Iodine contain peanuts?
No.

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Does Elevit with Iodine contain any preservatives?
No.

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Does Elevit with Iodine contain sulphur?
Yes. Elevit with Iodine contains sulphur in the ingredients copper, manganese and zinc.

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Is Elevit with Iodine Halal certified?
No.

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