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can expired vitamins make you sick

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes ; Yes: Sick in what way? Anything that makes some feel better may harm others. Excessive doses of vit a, d, e ; b6 can be toxic. Some vits cause stomach upse ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
YES: Yes vitamins loose their effectiveness if kept for long period of time beyond the expiry day listed on the label.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Multivitamins: Vitamins can be very hard on the stomach. If you are getting good nutrition you really do not need these unless your physician is worried about iron l ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Hmmm....: Whether an expired medication is safe or not depends on the medication, the patient, and how long it has been expired. Officially, people should not u ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience Endocrinology
Unlikely.: If you take vitamin d3 there should be no side effects unless you take more than 10, 000 units daily or if you are allergic to another component of th ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
OTC vits usually ok: Generally available vitamines wash out in the urine every day if they are not used by the body so even some excess will be ok. Vitamins a, e, d&k all ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Iron: Even a few iron-containing vitamins are likely to upset a person's stomach. This is fairly common and if this has happened to you, think of taking the ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Probiotics: I would start with adding probiotics to improve your digestion and boost immune function.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
MANY proven to help!: Research shows that vitamins a, b complex (esp. B6, B12 & folic acid) c, d, e & k all enhance immune function. Bioflavonoids & minerals like zinc are ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abby Caplin
39 years experience Integrative Medicine
Get new: It's not that expensive, and any oil can become rancid over time. Best to get fresh.

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