New formula is terrible!
I purchased this product as I took Swisse prior to/throughout my first pregnancy and assumed they had just changed the packaging. Wrong! They used to be a single-tablet formulation and have a pleasant sweet flavour/odour. The new formula sees tablets contain half the vitamins they used to, meaning you have to take 2 a day, and tastes very fishy (which isn't ideal when you are already nauseated in early pregnancy). They make me gag every time I take them. My morning sickness has been much much worse this pregnancy and I wouldn't be surprised if this new formulation had something to do with it. I'm tossing what's left and switching to Blackmores Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Gold!
Purchased in February 2020 at Chemist Warehouse Online Store.
Couldn't sleep, night rash and feeling extremely sick after the pill!
Taken the pill last night and couldnt sleep, together with hot rash through out the whole night, this morning I felt so sick. my sickness has long gone, Not good for me at all
Purchased in February 2020 at Chemist Warehouse for $25.00.
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Do not buy!!!
I use to take these which is 1 capsule everyday, then they changed the formula so you had to take 2 a day with the same amount of capsules in a pottle and for the same price! I don’t know how Swisse can get away with being so greedy.
I wrote to them asking why and they didn’t respond.
Shame on you Swisse for ripping off your customers. I will not be buying from Swisse again.
Does not work for me
You can feel it after having it smelly, These smell and taste terrible I hate it I would hate to take it I try mornings after food evening and before sleep it’s not working for me.
Purchased in July 2019 at Coles.
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!!
Purchased at Bisaro's Pharmacy for $45.99.
These smell and taste terrible- they made me feel so sick and burping up fish and seaweed taste for hours afterward. These were on sale but not worth the cost savings
Purchased in August 2019 at Chemist Warehouse for $64.99.
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.
Purchased in June 2019 at Chemist Warehouse Physical Store for $65.00.
Made me feel sick
Had to throw out. Back on Blackmores. Made me feel really unwell for some reason. And started to smell very fishy about a fortnight after I opened the container. Wouldn’t recommend
Purchased in April 2019 at Chemist Warehouse.
Cheap.. but nasty
I purchased as a cheaper alternative to elevit. The casuals are larger, and you need to swallow two. I found them hard to swallow, and harder to keep down. The tablets kept repeating on me and leaving an awful aftertaste.
Purchased in January 2019 for $20.00.
I’ve been using these as a prenatal and they have been fine for me! I take them with lunch & the only negative I can think of is sometimes they give me an after taste when I burp. Have not given me nausea once, I think it’s important to take with or straight after a meal.
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.
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.
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.
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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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