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Can You Overdose Multivitamins
YES!: There are a few varieties with varying ingredients, but the big concern here is the potential for iron toxicity. They seem to contain 15-18 mg of iron each; for a child weighing 20 pounds, as little as 6 might cause mild iron toxicity, while 30 could cause serious toxicity. Iron toxicity can be potentially fatal. Kids may eat these like candy so their use should be carefully monitored. ...Read more
Easily: Don't take them. If you don't have a known deficiency but you suspect one, be tested for it. Don't self-treat. Multivitamins may not only be superfluous, they may be harmful. If you insist on taking them, never exceed 100% of the recommended daily allowance unless instructed to by a physician. ...Read more
Yes: One can overdose on anything, even water, but it's difficult to overdose on multivitamins unless they contain iron. It can be hazardous to take too much iron- a dose of over 1000 mg of elemental iron can be toxic. Pregnant women should avoid too much vit a, very high doses of b6 can cause neuropathy etc. So it depends on you, your individual needs & the type of multivitamin you are taking. ...Read more
Could a person have an overdose with multivitamins? I'm only taking 2 forms at night;one multivitamins the other minerals. Thanks.
Yes, but...: Not likely with the dose you take. Of note there has not been one report of a serious adverse outcome or fatality from vitamins in the last 20 years of literature search. There are 125, 000 or more people who die every year from properly prescribed and administered medication. Overdose is quite common as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: First, stick w/reputable brand(s) b/c there's no fda requirement to demonstrate safety or efficacy, much less avoid contamination. Second, be careful about fat soluble vitamins (ade&k) which can accumulate in the body as opposed to water soluble ones which we just pee out. Also be aware that vitamins a & e have been associated w/cancer & other bad outcomes in specific populations. ...Read more
Vitamin overdose: An overdose is accidental or intentional ingestion or application of an excessive dose of a medication. Medications overdoses may be dangerous and may lead to death in some situations. Taking too many multiple vitamins can be dangerous - especially for specific vitamins that are fat - soluble. ...Read more
Stop taking: It would depend on the amount of multivitamins taken and whether it was one large dose of multiple doses over a long time. If it was one large dose, depending on the amount, emptying the stomach or giving a laxative may be indicated. There are no specific antidotes for vitamins. ...Read more
Probably not: This would seem to be unlikely to me also it would still be a reasonable idea to get your vit d level checked. ...Read more
my daughter accidentally consumed about 20 multivitamin chewable supplements without my awareness. What should I do? I think she's overdosed!
POISON CONTROL: Call poison control and bring her to the emergency room immediately! ...Read more
Is it okay if I take vitamin C 1000mg Im just worried I might overdose in vit.C because Im taking multivitamins and foods that contain vitamin C ?
Can Urispass be used to regain the sensation to urinate after having taken an overdose of multivitamins and minerals (Renerve plus, Revital, Neurobion?
Here are some ...: Drug-related urinary symptoms should be faded away after stopping the pills under your concern. Urispas does ease bladder muscle spasm; thereby it may make prostate-related voiding symptoms worsen although urinary urgency and frequency may be temporarily felt, but will worsen in few days after its use due to increasing inability to empty bladder. So, if not getter, seek professional evaluation.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would taking 2000mg taking of pumpkin seed oil and multivitamins containing zinc oxide daily give way to an overdose in zinc ?
Is it wise to stop taking a multivitamin when already eating a very healthy diet in order to prevent vitamin overdose?
NO: Even most who think they eat healthy get suboptimal levels of vitamins. Most Americans are deficient in A,D,E, folate, (folic acid) calcium & magnesium.The only vitamins you can overdose on are A,D,E & B6 & it takes massive doses to OD- FAR more than in any multivitamin. The daily recommended intake is the level to prevent healthy people from having gross deficiency symptoms but not optimal health.See comment: ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Its it okay for me to take B-Complex 100 from TheVitamin Shoppe company and One A Day Men multivitamin altogether? Am I overdosing on Vitamin B?
It's OK: You can't overdose on real B vitamins. But be careful with synthetic forms. The easiest way to tell is to look at the ingredient list of your supplements. Stay away from the ones that have folic acid or cyanocobalamin. Look for the ones that have folinic acid and methylcobalamin. ...Read more
Im taking theragran stress tablet which is a multivitamin.One tablet daily .bec.of my hair is this too much (overdose)?,recently troubles in colon
Need a bit more info: Before we can answer your question, it would be helpful to know: 1) if you have any known deficiencies or medical conditions; 2) what is your concern about your hair; 3) what troubles have you been experiencing with your colon; 4) what testing has been accomplished and with what results. ...Read more
Is it ok to take a daily multivitamin and hair, skin & nails is it ok to take a daily multivitamin (equate one daily women't pro-active) and hair, skin & nails (spring valley collagen support) together daily or will i be overdosing on vitamins? Please he
Actually : Actually one of the best resources for over the counter "mixing" is your the pharmacist in your drug store. They know tons about otc supplements that doctors don't deal with. Biotin (found in eggs) is a great hair and nail supplement. Black currant oil (capsules) have been recommended for thinning hair, too. But show your pharmacist both boxes with the supplement amounts and see if he/she notices any potential overdosing. ...Read more
Am i harming my body by taking food based multivitamin and fish oil? I heard on the news that overdose of certain vitamins can cause cancer.
Probably not, but...: Probably not helping much either, if diverse diet, no significant liver, kidney, bowel disease. If compelled yo take a supplement, stay away from megadoses to minimize risk of imbalance or overdosing. High doses can cause gut complaints, like nausea, gas, bloat. Supplements isn't same as diet intake, and in studies results aren't as good (generally); could be if eat better, take bettercare ofself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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