A 13-year-old male asked:
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my 13 year old son who weighs 144.5 pounds for some odd reason decided he was gonna sneak and take 1-2 of my chewy woman’s daily vitamin. will this hurt him? please if someone could answer this quickly

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: Most of this will end up in his pee in 24 hrs. The dosing of various components of these vitamins are not toxic at that level. If he wants vitamins shop with him to get his own.
Answered on Nov 2, 2019
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Ok for now: Teenagers are curious and willing to experiment easily. Your son will be fine as it is hard to overdose on vitamins, but due to possible attempts in the future at prescribed or controlled substances would suggest keeping meds away from his reach.
Answered on Nov 2, 2019
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Not one bit: At 144.5 pounds your son's adult-sized,so an adult-strength multivit. will do no harm;not even 2 of them.The only vitamins that are toxic are A,D and B6 but only massive doses (like the amount in an entire bottle) would approach toxic levels.A woman's multi may have iron;too much iron can be toxic but only massive doses(at least 1300 mg of elemental iron) are toxic and it should have 20mg or less.
Answered on Nov 18, 2019
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Vitamins- 13 yo male: Dont worry. it is highly unlikely to be harmful. . Vitamins do not contain hormones like estrogen, and unlikely it contains significant amounts of soy which is a estrogen cogener . You could look up the ingredients and compare to a youth's multivit and see it is fairly similar - may have a bit more calcium and Vit D . It is important to educate not to take meds that are not for them
Answered on Nov 18, 2019
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No harm: Your son will not have any harm from the vitamin intake.
Answered on Nov 19, 2019

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