can i take a prenatal vitamin if i m not pregnant

I've been diagnosed with major depressive disorder, appetite lost. Can I take prenatal vitamins though I'm not pregnant to replace those lost?

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Yes, prenatal vitamins are fine -- however, are you also on some medicine for your depression? You don't list any, and vitamins alone will probably not be enough to help your depression. If you haven't already, please consult a psychiatrist -- if this psychiatrist does not also do talk therapy, you'll benefit from seeing a psychologist as well.
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Is it bad to take expired prenatal vitamins if I'm not pregnant?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Although probably safe and effective, it's best to take fresh vitamins.
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Is there really no issue for me to take prenatal vitamins if i'm not pregnant?

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Dr. Yash K. Khanna
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Yes it is safe


Yes it is safe to take
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Vitamins and supplements

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Having hypothyroidism is it safe to take prenatal vitamins even if I'm not pregnant?

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Yes


As long as you don't take the thyroid medication and prenatal vitamin AT THE SAME TIME. Doing so will decrease the absorption of your thyroid med.

Is it safe to take prenatal vitamins even if I'm not pregnant? I also take Atenolol 25mg & levothyroxine 50mg & Adipex37.5mg. 38yr old female 140lbs.

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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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Most likely yes.


As long as they are from a reputable source, prenatal vitamins are safe and have limited interactions with most medications. They are certainly safe if you are not pregnant and are not allergic to its contents (rare). I am unaware of any interactions with your synthroid or atenolol. I do not prescribe Adipex and would recommend you confirm this with the prescribing physician.
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Vitamins and supplements

Do's And Don'ts

Never substitute vitamins or supplements for prescribed medications without discussing with your Dr.

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If I take more prenatal vitamins than I post to what can happen and I'm not pregnant?

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Dr. Donald W. Alves
Emergency Medicine
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Too much of anything is not good. Prenatal vitamins usually have iron and other minerals essential to a developing pregnancy or breastfeeding mother. Part you will pee out (+$down drain), part can make you sick. Don't do this. See a Dr if you think you are vitamin deficient.
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Can I take biotin, prenatal vitamins, omega 3, evening primrose oil and vitamin E at the same time? (I'm not pregnant)

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Dr. Yash K. Khanna
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Yes you can


Yes you can as I see no interaction or problem in taking these at the same time
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I'm anemic can i take iron supplements and prenatal vitamins at the same time and not be pregnant im Anemic and stay cold and draggy?

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Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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both prenatal vitamin and iron supplements can be taken safely together. If you get constipation, can add a stool softener.
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I'm almost 4 weeks pregnant. Extremely tired. I take about 2-5 hour naps a day. Is this normal? Is there anything I can take besides prenatal vitamins

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Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology
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Everyone has different feelings and needs when they are pregnant. It is very common in the first trimester to be very tired and require more sleep. There is not anything to take for this. Just try to get as much sleep as possible at night and indulge in naps if your schedule allows it. Energy levels will increase back to normal as the pregnancy progresses into the second trimester.
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If i take the rainbow prenatal vitamins can i get pregnant?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
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Sure!


It's actually a great idea to start taking prenatal vitamins for a few months before conceiving, as problems that can occur from vitamin deficiencies while pregnant often occur in the first few weeks of pregnancy before you even realize you are pregnant. It will in no way affect your ability to conceive.
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