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Are there any risks associated with taking prenatal vitamins?

Are there any risks associated with taking prenatal vitamins?

No: Prenatal vitamins contain the exact amount of daily vitamins that are essential for you and the baby, to the contrary, multivitamins may contain more of some certain vitamins that may not be safe. ...Read more

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Are there any dangers or risks associated with overdosing on vitamin b12?

Are there any dangers or risks associated with overdosing on vitamin b12?

No: It's just foolish. My concern is why a person would do this. If this is a sign of a possible wish for self-injury, the situation is serious and needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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Is there any dangers associated with taking too many vitamins and nutritional supplements?

Is there any dangers associated with taking too many vitamins and nutritional supplements?

Yes.: Moderation in all things. Do not take excessive amounts of anything. Vit d intake should be limited to no more than 2000 iu/day in the absence of some overriding concern. ...Read more

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Are there any risks involved with prolonged taking of fiber supplement, like C-lium?

Are there any risks involved with prolonged taking of fiber supplement, like C-lium?

No: Psyllium is safe for long-term use, as are fiber supplements in general. There is some risk, unrelated to how long you take the fiber, of obstruction, but this is thought to only occur with inadequate fluid intake along with the fiber. Overall, fiber supplements have many health benefits, and are definitely recommended for ongoing use. ...Read more

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Are there any significant risks with taking deplin and developing colon cancer?

Are there any significant risks with taking deplin and developing colon cancer?

Complicated question: There are no specific studies of deplin and colon cancer. However, deficiencies of folate (folic acid) may be associated with an increased risk of colon cancer: http://tinyurl.Com/p28h8m6 . On the other hand, if people have certain polymorphisms of mthfr, supplementation with Folic Acid (not necessarily deplin) may increase risk: http://tinyurl.Com/pdsulcn the company recommends caution w/existing tumors. ...Read more

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Are there any documented birth defects with taking papaya enzymes?

Are there any documented birth defects with taking papaya enzymes?

None known: Linking a specific supplement to birth defects in general or a specific birth defect is extremely difficult as all these events are very rare.You should discuss all supplements with your obstetrician and limit the supplements to those which have proven benefits. For ex. Folic acid for spinal cord defects. ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter prenatal vitamins or regular vitamins with quatrefolic?

Are there any over-the-counter prenatal vitamins or regular vitamins with quatrefolic?

Folic acid, sure!: Otc prenatal vitamins containing Folic Acid are available. I am not sure about 'quaterfolic'. The otc prenatals often contain only 800 mgs. Of Folic Acid and 1000 mgs is recommended to avoid neural tube defects in the fetus. That dosage is available by rx. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits to multivitamins? Any risks involved?

Are there any benefits to multivitamins? Any risks involved?

Minor: The typical american diet has more than adequate vitamins and minerals. If you think you are deficient you can consult with your family doctor. The only risk is the cost and the fact that vitamins have no regulation so it is not entirely certain that you are getting what is on the label. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with taking antihistimine during pregnancy?

What risks are associated with taking antihistimine during pregnancy?

Low: Most antihistamines are now category b for pregnancy- the most the fda would classify as safe for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are there any dangers/interactions taking Niacin along with Resveratrol?

Are there any dangers/interactions taking Niacin along with Resveratrol?

Not studied: Since resveratrol isn't FDA approved, it isn't subject to studies like prescription drugs so the interactions aren't known. Please read this: http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/resveratrol.html ...Read more

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Are there any risks associated with a vegan diet?

Are there any risks associated with a vegan diet?

Vit B12 may drop: The vegan diet is complete and very healthy. All that is missing is B12 (cyanocobalamine), which comes only from animal food, or from vitamin supplements. Taking a multiple vitamin pill or better a higher dose B12 supplement by pill (or injection) is recommended. I like to test the B12 levels on my vagan patients just to be on the safe side. It is crucial to vary your types of vegetables etc. ...Read more

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Are there any medications, vitamins or herbs to avoid with tamixifen?

Are there any medications, vitamins or herbs to avoid with tamixifen?

Many meds, also...: 327 (!) medications are known to interact with tamoxifen- not all seriously. The prescribing doc should supply this info! see http://www.Drugs.Com/drug-interactions/tamoxifen.Html the main herb that can interact is st john's wort. Gla, melatonin and tocotrienols may have supportive interactions- see http://www.Evitamins.Com/encyclopedia/assets/drug/tamoxifen/~default. ...Read more

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Are there any dangers of taking multivitamin and a magnesium supplement together?

Are there any dangers of taking multivitamin and a magnesium supplement together?

Not at all unless...: Magnesium is safe to take in high doses unless you have kidney failure. Most multivitamins don't have much magnesium & many people will benefit from additional magnesium. Magnesium may cause loose stools, esp. If you take too much or use a poorly absorbed form. Magnesium taurate & glycinate are relatively well-absorbed forms, with mag. Citrate next best. ...Read more

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Are there any health risks associated with eating Kimchi?

Are there any health risks associated with eating Kimchi?

May irritate stomach: Korean red pepper is a common ingredient in kimchi, giving it a hot and spicy flavor. People with heartburn, or peptic ulcer, or a tendency for stomach acid to enter the food pipe may have an aggravation of their symptoms after eating pepper. I'm not aware of other health risks. ...Read more