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can you take prenatal vitamins and multivitamins together

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
You can take regular: If you are not pregnant you can take regular womans vitamins if you need them.

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not best plan...: Some vitamins are not safe in pregnancy in high doses. For this reason its best to avoid regular adult vitamins because the dose may be too high. T ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No diference: You may take either one. A prenatal vitamin is simply a multivitamin with the appropriate level for pregnant women. Vitamins are not related to your m ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald De la Pena
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prenatal: Pnv are formulated for pregnancy, and are more likely to b covered by health plans.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Not at all: If you are of child-bearing age and may possibly have a child, it is a good choice. The major difference is increased folate (folic acid) in the pren ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
More folate, (folic acid) calcium: Pnv have slightly different composition from regular multivitamins: they contain less vitamin a (potentially teratogenic in high doses), more folic ac ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
20 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Summer, the primary purpose of prenatal vitamins is to make sure that the baby has enough folate to assist neural development. Regular multivitamins s ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
24 years experience Pediatrics
Any one is good: Pregnancy puts unique strain on your body requiring a higher level of nutrition. Pregnancy vitamins can help supplement a normal nutritious diet, but ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Use up the remainder: If a woman is in good health with good nutrition, the added vitamins from prenatal vitamins are not noticeable to her body. The Folic Acid in the pren ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
No it is not bad: No it is not bad but you can also take any multivitamins in place of prenatal vitamins.

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