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Dr. Dorothy Carin
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Am i right that it's no issue to take prenatal vitamins when your not pregnant?

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

Yes: No harm in taking prenatal vitamins when you are not pregnant, people do it all the time. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


Dr. Sheila Calderon
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What happens if I take prenatal vitamins when I'm not pregnant, does it help grow hair?

What happens if I take prenatal vitamins when I'm not pregnant, does it help grow hair?

If deficient in a: mineral or vit it might. Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vit.E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins, biotin & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos, excessive blow dry heat & curling irons. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Dr. Jodi Ritsch
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Is it bad to take prenatal vitamins everyday, if I'm not pregnant?

Is it bad to take prenatal vitamins everyday, if I'm not pregnant?

Ok to take: Prenatal vitamins usually have extra iron and folic acid but that is not an issue in a healthy person. It is more important to be used to them before becoming pregnant so you can continue them during the early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. George Valdez
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Dr. Donald Alves
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If i take more prenatal vitamins than i post to what can happen and i'm not pregnant?

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

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Is it bad to take expired prenatal vitamins if i'm not pregnant?

Is it bad to take expired prenatal vitamins if i'm not pregnant?

See below: Although probably safe and effective, it's best to take fresh vitamins. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Can you tell me if i could still take prenatal vitamins even though i'm not pregnant?

Can you tell me if i could still take prenatal vitamins even though i'm not pregnant?

Sure: Don't expect any one to throw you a baby shower though. ( and you would be less likely to crave pickles and ice cream than somebody who was pregnant. ) most pre-natal vitamins are just a regular multivitamin with a minimum of 400 mg of folic acid. ...Read more

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