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can I take expired prenatal vitamins

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in 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
24 years experience in 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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
NO: Please buy or get some samples form your obgyn for new prenatal vitamins those are way too old.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in 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 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Vitamins: Yes, but why would they?
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in 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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
When pregnant: When they are pregnant . But you should start taking Folic Acid before pregnancy begins.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Three months before: Three months before your pregnancy if you can anticipate.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience in 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
25 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Any way: Chewables or tablet form, as long as you can tolerate taking the vitamins, that is what is important. Prenatal vitamins are SUPPLEMENTS to a healthy, ... Read More
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