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Doctor insights on: Can You Take Prenatal Vitamins And Multivitamins Together

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Also, does it matter that I take specifically prenatal vitamins or can I just take a regular woman's multivitamin?

Also, does it matter that I take specifically prenatal vitamins or can I just take a regular woman's multivitamin?

You can take regular: If you are not pregnant you can take regular womans vitamins if you need them. ...Read more

Multivitamin (Definition)

Multivitamin is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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Is it ok to take adult multivitamin gummies while pregnant if prenatal vitamins won't stay down?

Is it ok to take adult multivitamin gummies while pregnant if prenatal vitamins won't stay down?

Not best plan...: Some vitamins are not safe in pregnancy in high doses. For this reason its best to avoid regular adult vitamins because the dose may be too high. There are gummy prenatal vitamins if that is what you are able to hold down. They are sold at places like CVS, Wallmart and Amazon. Com. Best wishes! ...Read more

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On bc pills&want to take prenatal vitamins in place of a regular multivitamin, will it affect my period making it last longer or affect it at all?

On bc pills&want to take prenatal vitamins in place of a regular multivitamin, will it affect my period making it last longer or affect it at all?

No diference: You may take either one. A prenatal vitamin is simply a multivitamin with the appropriate level for pregnant women. Vitamins are not related to your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Should my wife take prenatal vitamins or multi vitamin when she pregnant?

Should my wife take prenatal vitamins or multi vitamin when she pregnant?

Prenatals: As indicated by their name, prenatal vitamins are the preferred vitamin supplementation in women who are pregnant. Prenatals provide the prescribed optimal dosages of vitamins for both mother and child. Also, prenatal vitamins have the correct amount of Folic Acid which is critical for neurological development of the child. Prenatal vitamins should be continued after birth while nursing. ...Read more

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What is the difference between prenatal vitamins and a normal multivitamins?

What is the difference between prenatal vitamins and a normal multivitamins?

More folate, (folic acid) calcium: Pnv have slightly different composition from regular multivitamins: they contain less vitamin a (potentially teratogenic in high doses), more folic acid, more iron and calcium. ...Read more

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I've been nursing for over a year now. Is it safe if I switch to regular multivitamins from prenatal vitamins?

I've been nursing for over a year now. Is it safe if I switch to regular multivitamins from prenatal vitamins?

Yes: Summer, the primary purpose of prenatal vitamins is to make sure that the baby has enough folate to assist neural development. Regular multivitamins should be fine now. Make sure your baby is getting the right supplementation, though. Human milk tends to be deficient in Vitamin D and Iron. Speak with your baby's doctor about the right supplements. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the negative consequences of taking prenatal vitamins in place of a multi vitamin?

No it is not bad: No it is not bad but you can also take any multivitamins in place of prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take prenatal vitamins and fenugreek together?

Is it safe to take prenatal vitamins and fenugreek together?

Should be: Although there is some data that fenugreek might decrease absorption of calcium, vitamin e, and potassium a little. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take prenatal vitamins and levaquin (levofloxacin) together? Do I need to wait hours in between?

Is it safe to take prenatal vitamins and levaquin (levofloxacin) together? Do I need to wait hours in between?

Wait, if convenient: Some recommend separating the time one takes Levaquin (levofloxacin) and when one takes vitamins by a couple of hours. This is probably from a thought that the two might interact and decrease the effectiveness of the antibiotic. Not sure if this thought has been proven true. ...Read more

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Is it wise to take prenatal vitamins and a b vitamin complex together?

Is it wise to take prenatal vitamins and a b vitamin complex together?

Maybe: There is no harm in taking them together; however, b vitamins are commonly nauseating. Therefore, taking them together may increase the risk of nausea. I would suggest taking them at different times to prevent nausea and to minimize a large peak of b vitamins. Several smaller doses make the vitamin available throughout the day. ...Read more

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Can I take these vitamins together: fish oil and calcium/magnesium with vit d and prenatal vitamins?

Can I take these vitamins together: fish oil and calcium/magnesium with vit d and prenatal vitamins?

Some: The fish oil and prenatals are fine together. Ask your doctor how much calcium and vitamin d you need based on your diet. It may be worth getting a vitamin d level. If you need to take the additional calcium, it's probably best to take it apart from the prenatals, which also usually contain calcium. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed me iron supplements twice a day & prenatal vitamins once a day. Can I take all 3 of them together or I should give sum hours gap?

My doctor prescribed me iron supplements twice a day & prenatal vitamins once a day. Can I take all 3 of them together or I should give sum hours gap?

It depends.: Prenatal vitamins contain iron as well usually. You may take them all together, but you may have less stomach upset if they are taken separately with food. Iron absorption is increased with vitamin C and decreased by minerals, tea, coffee, and cocoa. ...Read more

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When should you take prenatal vitamins?

When should you take prenatal vitamins?

Three months before: Three months before your pregnancy if you can anticipate. ...Read more

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Can you take prenatal vitamins for no particular reason, or would that overdose you with vitamins?

Can you take prenatal vitamins for no particular reason, or would that overdose you with vitamins?

Not harmful: A prenatal vitamin would not be harmful. However, if you get a good, balanced diet, you would not need it, with one exception; a supplement of 400 micrograms daily of folate (folic acid) (found in multivitamins and prenatal vits) is recommended for women even before they get pregnant to reduce the risk of some birth defects in the babies. A good iphone resource for preventive topics is my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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Can you take prenatal vitamins while you are on birth control?

Can you take prenatal vitamins while you are on birth control?

Yes, but why?: If you are taking them because you plan on coming off the birth control pills, then yes it's okay. Otherwise, they don't provide any known health benefit if you don't have a vitamin deficiency. ...Read more

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Can you take prenatal vitamins even if your not pregnant/not trying to get pregnant? Are there any benefits

Can you take prenatal vitamins even if your not pregnant/not trying to get pregnant? Are there any benefits

Not helpful: The prenatal vitamins will not help you get pregnant. They are not made for people not pregnant and you should discuss with your doctor if you think you are deficient in some way. A healthy diet is important for good health. Balanced meals are better than any vitamins and you want to incorporate that in personal life style ...Read more

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Could you take prenatal vitamins that contain biotin, choline, inositol, and fumaric acid name of vitamin brand nordic berries?

Could you take prenatal vitamins that contain biotin, choline, inositol, and fumaric acid name of vitamin brand nordic berries?

I do not: Like the formula. They contain 9 grams of carbohydrate and the amount of thiamin (as are the doses of all the vitamins) is too low to metabolize that amount of carb. You can look it up on line. This expresses an incredible ignorance of industry in vitamins and foods. In pregnancy, first you need a pristine diet and the vitamin supplementation should be ordered by your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Can anyone take prenatal vitamins?

Can anyone take prenatal vitamins?

A non pregnant: Woman can take them but if you are not preg or breast feeding a good multi-vitamin would be better. ...Read more

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What is the maximum dose of prenatal vitamins I can take?

What is the maximum dose of prenatal vitamins I can take?

What is on the label: Take what the manufacturer recommends. Vitamin a is a fat soluble vitamin and can build up to high levels. Babies need a certain amount of vitamin a, but not a high level, as it can cause birth defects. Also, read the labels of anti-aging creams you might have, as they usually contain retinoic acid or isotretinoin, which is vitamin a. Go over them with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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What should be in prenatal vitamins and how often do you have to take them?

What should be in prenatal vitamins and how often do you have to take them?

See below: All necessary vitamins and supplements are included. They should be taken throughout gestation (ideally before) and through the post-partum period. ...Read more

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Should I take codliver oil and prenatal vitamins?

Yes but...: You can take both but be sure that the cod-liver oil is independently tested to have no mercury, pcbs and dioxins. This is true for everyone but especially if you plan to get pregnant. ...Read more