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Table 1 Contents of the multiple micronutrient supplement tablets, and comparison with the WHO/UNICEF/UNU international multiple micronutrient preparation (UNIMMAP), Schedule V of the Drug and Cosmetic Act (DCA) regulations, and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) RDA for Indians

From: The Pune Rural Intervention in Young Adolescents (PRIYA) study: design and methods of a randomised controlled trial

  UNIMMAP (1999) Schedule V, DCA (2003) ICMR RDA (2010) PRIYA
    Male Female  
Vitamin A (μg) 800 480–750 600 600 300
Vitamin D (IU) 200 100–200 400   100
Vitamin E (mg) 10 3.35–6.7 7.5–10   5
Vitamin C (mg) 70 25–50 40 40 20
Vitamin K (μg) 55  
Vitamin B1 (mg) 1.4 1–2 1.2–1.7 1.0–1.4 0.75
Vitamin B2 (mg) 1.4 1–3 1.4–2.1 1.1–1.7 0.9
Vitamin B3 (mg) 18 15–26 16–21 12–16 10
Vitamin B6 (mg) 1.9 0.5–1.5 2   0.5
Vitamin B12 (μg) 2.4 0.5–1 1.0 1.0 1.0
Zinc (mg) 15   12 10 6
Copper (mg) 2   2   1
Selenium (μg) 65   40   20
Iodine (μg) 150   150 150 75
  1. Dose in PRIYA 2 capsules/day to achieve 2 μg of Vitamin B12; B12 group tablet content is 1 μg of Vitamin B12 per capsule; placebo group tablet contains no micronutrients; iron and folic acid given separately to all groups