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what are the side effects of vitamin e?

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Dr. Keshab Paudel
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Vitamin E: Eating vitamin E in foods is not risky or harmful. In supplement form, however, high doses of vitamin E might increase the risk for bleeding and serious bleeding in the brain. High levels of vitamin E may also increase the risk of birth defects.

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How do I decide which prenatal vitamin to take?

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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 multivitamin. There is nothing extra special or better about a prenatal. A higher price does not mean it is better for you.
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What do I need to know about prenatal vitamins?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Take one: There are many brands of prenatal vitamins each with a slightly different compilation of vitamins. The best one to take is the one that you like. Folate (folic acid) in prenatal vitamins has been shows to prevent certain birth defects especially if taken before pregnancy. Find one you like and take it daily.
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Is it safe to take diabetic vitamins while pregnant?

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Yes: If by diabetic vitamins you mean sugar-free than yes it is safe to take while pregnant.
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Do prenatal vitamins interact negatively with medications?

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Yes: Some yes. You need to ask your pharmacist about possible interactions between your medications and your prenatal vitamins.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of taking vitamin e?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Probably none: There are very many forms of these fat soluble vitamins, known as part of the group tocopherols. They are a good source of antioxidant activity and a decent, healthy diet will have enough of the amount your body will need. If you do take it as a supplementk don't bother with more than 400 iu daily--probably only need a tenth of that.

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