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Can I take my prenatal vitamin with milk

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Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Probably ok: But some labels suggest avoiding dairy intake two hours before or after taking the vitamin. This could be due to an increased likelihood of GI intole ... Read More
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Yes: You can take vitamin with milk. Iron should not be taken with milk as calcium in milk prevents absorption of iron.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
After: Calcium can make it harder to absorb some of the nutrients in your prenatals. So ideally, wait a couple hours and then have some milk.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adeshola Ezeokoli
19 years experience Internal Medicine
No need : Your prenatal vitamin alone is ok. Make sure that you are eating regular balanced meals too.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gummy bear : Try a gummy bear or a chewable vitamin instead.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurdeep Sareen
Specializes in Pharmacology
Empty stomach best: Prenatal vitamins are best absorbed - or work the best if taken on an empty stomach. You get more of the medication in your body that way. However, ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Missing 1 dose is not a big deal. Try to remember though. Put a sticky note on your bathroom mirror or toothbrush holder. Thanks for trusting HealthTa ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
OK but...: As far as i can tell metformin does not interact with vitamins but you will likely get more benefit from you prenatal vitamin by taking it earlier in ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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All the same: The extra vitamins, minerals and iron that are required during pregnancy are all available in the appropriate amounts in any over the counter adult mu ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes unless pregnant: It is safe to take fenugreek and a prenatal vitamin. Fenugreek has many benefits. Due to estrogen-like properties it can enhance lactation, reduce men ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Relax.: You do not have to take 2 if you missed one prenatal vitamin. In fact only folic acid, iron and calcium are really essential elements in your prenatal ... Read More

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