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Gummy vitamins vs regular vitamins

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Store or online: These will be readily available at a local store (try one of your buying clubs or local drug store) or online. Most adults can take two of children's... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Keep on higher shelf: Most OTC vitamins are benign - do little good, do little harm. Somewhat depends on how many he swallowed and composition of vitamin. Check with pois... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
No- unless with iron: The only ingredient potentially found in gummy vitamins that could cause a lethal overdose is iron. However, most gummy vitamins do not contain iron- ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Depends: Depends on what is in the vitamins, how many they took, and how much the child weighs. To be safe, please call poison control @ 1-800-222-1222.
A male asked:
Dr. David Kennedy
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Drug overdose: If these Little critters multivitamins have iron in them or he is vomiting, he should be seen in ER for x-rays of belly and blood work. Keep the mu... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Little: You will probably get a sugar hit as gummie vitamins are sugar based. Most of the vitamins will immediately get excreted in your urine after they are... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Call ASAP: You need to check immediately with your local poison control center to determine if there is danger!
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
Dr. David Escobaranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Poison Control: Best to call poison control if this happens. Vitamin toxicity/overdose is a very real possibility. Are these multi-vitamin gummies, or a specific vi... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
None: If you eat well (mostly plant-based diet, limited prepared/frozen/restaurant foods), exercise several times per week, are in good medical condition (e... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes : yes once unlikely However taking more than the recommended amount of vitamins for weeks or months can definitely cause harm or toxicity or side effec... Read More
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