can you take prenatal vitamins when your not pregnant

Am I right that it's no issue to take prenatal vitamins when your not pregnant?

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Dr. Dorothy A. Carin
Family Medicine
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Yes


No harm in taking prenatal vitamins when you are not pregnant, people do it all the time
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Can you take prenatal vitamins even if your not pregnant/not trying to get pregnant? are there any benefits

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
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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 .
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Could you get an iron overdose if you take prenatal vitamins and are not pregnant?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine
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Possibly


If not taken as directed, it's possible.
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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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Im not pregnant & take daily prenatal vitamins, can I also take daily Biotin pills?

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Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology
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Biotin


Prenatal vitamin formulations are an excellent multivitamin for both the pregnant and non-pregnant alike. Without knowing the specific brand of prenatals you are using, many brands already contain biotin so you would not likely need additional biotin. If your particular brand does not contain biotin, there would be no problem in adding biotin to your daily vitamin supplementation.
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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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Toxic


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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Vitamins and supplements

Interesting Fact

Yeast Extract Spread is a excellent source of B vitamins.

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Can a 17 year old take prenatal vitamins if not pregnant but to help with hair growth?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
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It is safe


It is safe for a non-pregnant woman of child bearing age to take a pre-natal vitamin. I'm not so sure it is going to help a whole lot with your hair growth. Hair growth depends on many factors, just one of them being adequate vitamin intake. So I wouldn't do this thinking it's the magic bullet to long hair.
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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
Family Medicine
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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'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


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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My obgyn say I can take prenatal vitamins good for you if you are NOT pregnant nor trying can I still take them and which will be best to take?

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Dr. Randy S. Baker
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Good idea- consider:


Yes, I feel it is wise for everyone to take a multivitamin as most Americans are deficient in multiple vitamins/minerals! It is hard to say one single one is the best but I recommend Perfect Prenatal by New Chapter or Rainbow Light Certified Organic Prenatal Multivitamin. Look for vitamins with natural E & no additives/artificial colors & ideally with organic ingredients.
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Is it ok to take prenatal vitamins if your not pregnant?

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Dr. George A. Valdez
Family Medicine
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Yes


it's actually better to take them before pregnant to prevent birth defects.
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