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can I take expired prenatal vitamins

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Although probably safe and effective, it's best to take fresh vitamins.

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A female asked:
Dr. Eric Kelts
25 years experience Neurology
Possibly, but why?: You would probably be ok taking these vitamins, but I would recommend getting new ones. There is still some risk that the potency of the expired vita ... Read More
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Get new prescription
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
NO: Please buy or get some samples form your obgyn for new prenatal vitamins those are way too old.
Dr. Wendy Askew
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No harm, but no good: It probably doesn't pose any harm to you, but won't provide any benefit.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Ideally with 5-MTHF: Most prenatals are fairly similar but there's a subtle yet important difference. About 30% of people can't convert Folic Acid to its active form, l-5- ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Vitamins: Yes, but why would they?
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A non pregnant: Woman can take them but if you are not preg or breast feeding a good multi-vitamin would be better.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
55 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
When pregnant: When they are pregnant . But you should start taking Folic Acid before pregnancy begins.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Three months before: Three months before your pregnancy if you can anticipate.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience Pediatrics
Wrong question: A better question is, "is taking expired prenatal vitamins effective?" the answer is, maybe. The expiration date is the date beyond which the manufa ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Most likely: No significant issues if you take 2 vitamins by mistake.

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