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can i take prenatal vitamins while on the birth control pill

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Sure: If you really need the vitamins.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
40 years experience Gynecology
?upset stomach: There should not be any medical reason you can't take all three simultaneously if you can tolerate them. Since any of the three can cause nausea it m ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes u can take a prenatal or a multivitamin and it should not interfere with the effectiveness of the pill like some antibiotics can.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes if not pregnant: If you are taking prenatal vitamins and you are not pregnany you can take it with birth control pills.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: You can.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kelber
25 years experience Family Medicine
Sometimes: If you are taking a Progesterone only birth control pill, you should be able to take that while nursing. Best to check with your doctor and get his/h ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Yes. : There is no contraindication to taking Advil, Motrin, Alleve or any other NSAID while on birth control pills provided you don't have any contraindicat ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
BCPs: Absolutely, no problem.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes, but why?: If you are taking them because you plan on coming off the birth control pills, then yes it's okay. Otherwise, they don't provide any known health bene ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cindy Hartley
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: A daily multivitamin is fine while taking birth control pills.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: There should be no problem doing this. As you know, folic acid is recommended especially for women contemplating pregnancy in order to prevent neural ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes, however...: Yes, in fact it is wise to take a multivitamin when on birth control pills. However, there are many better choices than centrum, which has inadequate ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sally Rafie
12 years experience Pharmacology
No: There is no interaction between these two medications, so your birth control will continue to work if taken correctly.
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Dr. Samuel Freedman
8 years experience Pediatrics
Birth control: Abstinence!
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
No impact: You were probably overly worried, but no, it won't impact effectiveness of either pill.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes- beneficial : It is beneficial for everyone to take vitamin c as a preventive measure- especially for heart disease! there is recent evidence that vit c & e may pro ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes, however: It's wise to take a quality multivitamin with contraceptives; they increase need for b6, folic acid, zinc ; other nutrients. See http://bit.Ly/1fm99af ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Hale
Dr. Anne Hale answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: Most women who are taking the birth control pills appropriately will not become pregnant.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sally Rafie
12 years experience Pharmacology
Yes safe: Yes this product won't interfere with your birth control. If you think you have an infection, please go see your doctor or clinic.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
At recommended doses: yes, they are often used together. Iron is relatively easy to take too much of, so don't go over the recommended amt.s
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Maples
17 years experience Pharmacology
Yes: Yes, that is ok. Plan b is basically just a higher dose of birth control, but it is ok to take it if you are still taking regular birth control.
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