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Doctor insights on: Difference Between Prenatal Vitamins Multivitamins

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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

Multivitamin (Definition)

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


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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

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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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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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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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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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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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6 weeks pregnant-prenatal vitamins make me vomit. Tried on full or empty stomach- no difference. Should I try and take another one after throwing it up?

6 weeks pregnant-prenatal vitamins make me vomit. Tried on full or empty stomach- no difference. Should I try and take another one after throwing it up?

Hold off: If your pnv makes you nauseous or causes vomiting, hold off until you feel better. The major benefit of pnv are pre-conceptually with Folic Acid helping prevent spinal birth defects among others. There is no benefit to you if you puke every time you take one. You should feel better past 12 weeks or alternatively, try children's chewables or "gummi" vitamins until you feel better. Take care. ...Read more

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What prenatal vitamins should I take I had a D and C yesterday and want to prevent further problems as much as possible?

What prenatal vitamins should I take I had a D and C yesterday and want to prevent further problems as much as possible?

Prenatal vit: Any prenatal vitamin by reputable company should be OK. It is important to have folate (folic acid), (folic acid) as folate (folic acid) deficiency is a cause of neural tube defects. Avoid medications that interfere with folate (folic acid) metabolism (methotrexate, aminopterin, pyrimethamine, pentamidine, trimethoprim (sulfur drugs), anti-convulsants, barbituates, alcohol). Vit C and zinc is needed for folate (folic acid) metabolism. Healthy diet, veggies ...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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When do women take prenatal vitamins?

When do women take prenatal vitamins?

When pregnant: When they are pregnant. But you should start taking Folic Acid before pregnancy begins. ...Read more

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Can I take prenatal vitamins and iberet at the same time?

Can I take prenatal vitamins and iberet at the same time?

Should be: Ok. Just little extra on the vitamins. What your body needs it will use. What it doesn't it will excrete. Talk to you doctors And let them know you are on both ...Read more

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Can you smash up a prenatal vitamins and still get what you need in them?

Can you smash up a prenatal vitamins and still get what you need in them?

Depends: Probably depends on the formulation of the pill. Just ask your doc to prescribe a chewable tablet. ...Read more

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I currently take monessa, will prenatal vitamins and herbalife products effect it?

I currently take monessa, will prenatal vitamins and herbalife products effect it?

Check the label: Look for St. John's Wort as an ingredient. St. John's wort increases the metabolism of hormones found in birth control pills. If you mix the two and are taking oral contraceptives as birth control, you may have an unintended pregnancy in spite of perfect medication use. Also look for the scientific name for the plant which is Hypericum perforatum, sometimes abbreviated H. perforatum. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Why are there many prenatal vitamins with different ingredients? Which one should I pick?

Why are there many prenatal vitamins with different ingredients? Which one should I pick?

Any one with folate (folic acid): Any prenatal vitamin with folic acid works to prevent neurotube defects. You should start them before you get pregnant ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins affect the pill?

Can prenatal vitamins affect the pill?

No: Taking a prenatal vitamin concurrently with an oral contraceptive will not decrease efficacy of the birth control pill. In fact, it is often recommended that women take prenatal vitamins during their child-bearing years, despite birth control measures, because of their significant benefits and relatively low risks. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take prenatal vitamins at 10 pm?

Is it bad to take prenatal vitamins at 10 pm?

Not if you: Consistently remember to take them at that time and it can become part of a routine. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter prenatal vitamins?

What is the best over-the-counter prenatal vitamins?

Trial and error.: You can decide for yourself which brand best suits your needs and causes the least nausea/stomach upset; many of my patients like the walgreen's prenatal vitamins. Centrum specialist prenatal vitamins are probably the best product. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take both biotin and prenatal vitamins?

Is it bad to take both biotin and prenatal vitamins?

No: It is safe, but prenatal vitamins tend to have Folic Acid in them, which is the inferior form of folate. Better to take l-methylfolate instead of folic acid. ...Read more

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Can you use prenatal vitamins if I'm also premenopausal?

Can you use prenatal vitamins if I'm also premenopausal?

Yes: Prenatal vitamins contain about 1 mg of Folic Acid and added vit d3, generally 1, 000 units, and extra iron, often 25 mg elemental iron. These would be fine for any premenopausal woman. It is wise to take prenatal vitamins months before actually getting pregnant. Find one that agrees with you. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to lose weight by taking prenatal vitamins?

No you do not loose: No you do not loose weight by taking prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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How can I get pregant? I tried the prenatal vitamins they didn't work.

Unprotected sex: You have to have unprotected sex with one partner on a regular basis for at least a year before they consider you having trouble getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to take prenatal vitamins when its expired in 2012?

No harm, but no good: It probably doesn't pose any harm to you, but won't provide any benefit. ...Read more

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Any insights for why some women have to take prenatal vitamins all the time?

Any insights for why some women have to take prenatal vitamins all the time?

Have to?: I don't think women HAVE TO take prenatal vitamins all of the time except when trying to conceive, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. A mulitivitamin is a great supplement to everybodys diet. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins cause nausea?

Yes: Absolutely they can cause nausea. Be sure to take them on a full stomach, as this can help. If the nausea persists, try a different prenatal vitamin. There are many to choose from. ...Read more