A 24-year-old female asked:
Is it safe to take emergen-c while pregnant? i work with special needs kids who are always sick and i don't want to catch anything!!
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Over the counter vitamins are likely okay, though some herbs can be dangerous. Emergen-C is mostly Vitamin C and echinacea, which are largely harmless. You don't want to overdo it, and make sure your OB is aware you're taking it. One, to make sure it is safe for you, since I don't have your history, and two, to make sure they dont' give you anything that might interact with it.
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Last updated May 5, 2015
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