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A 61-year-old male asked:

Why can't you take vitamin supplements during chemo??

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Depends: Some chemotherapy drugs would lose effectiveness if you were to take vitamins. For example methotraxate works by blocking the action of folic acid. If you were to take vitamin supplement containing folic acid, it would negate the effect of methotraxate. Please discuss all the medications, including over counter ones, herbals, dietary supplements, with your doctor.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Which type of vitamin supplements should I take?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Need more info: Recommendations differ depending on your health status, gender, age, and goals, etc. You have shared nothing about your diet, goals, or current status. So, your best bet would be to consult a physician skilled in nutrition and integrative medicine. You can find one through american board of integrative holistic medicine: http://www.Abihm.Org/ at the very least, most need a good multivitamin.
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Last updated Sep 14, 2016
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