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Doctor insights on: Do Prenatal Vitamins Have Iron

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What do you take instead of prenatal vitamins if you had iron overload?

What do you take instead of prenatal vitamins if you had iron overload?

Folic acid & calcium: Take 1-5 mg of Folic Acid and 1-2 gm of calcium orally daily instead and you should be fine with a balanced diet. ...Read more

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I'm taking prenatal vitamins and I'm worried about taking in too much iron as an anmeic. How much is too much?

I'm taking prenatal vitamins and I'm worried about taking in too much iron as an anmeic. How much is too much?

Good question: You need to monitor your blood level of iron and ferritin. Also you may need to check a few other things such as serum folate (folic acid) and b12. The size and hemaglobin concentration on the basic CBC blood test is a start. If you have a low rbc count and your rbc size is small (low mcv) you may have iron deficiency. If the red cells are larger than normal think low folate (folic acid) or low b12. ...Read more

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Is taking prenatal vitamins if I'm already taking an iron supplement generally considered safe?

Is taking prenatal vitamins if I'm already taking an iron supplement generally considered safe?

Yes, you should: Make sure that you take in a lot of fiber becuase there is iron in the pnv that may cuase you to become constipatied. ...Read more

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I'm premenopausal and my doctor wanted me to take prenatal vitamins for extra iron. Ever since I started taking them I feel tired. What is the cause?

I'm premenopausal and my doctor wanted me to take prenatal vitamins for extra iron. Ever since I started taking them I feel tired. What is the cause?

Fatigue: Fatigue can have many possible causes, including inadequate rest, anemia, thyroid disease, pregnancy, stress, some medications. Your doctor can help sort this out. ...Read more

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Taking Prenatal Vitamins contains iron 27mg as I got off of BCP 3 mths ago. Is that too much of an iron intake daily, in the long run? Not preg yet

Taking Prenatal Vitamins contains iron 27mg as I got off of BCP 3 mths ago. Is that too much of an iron intake daily, in the long run? Not preg yet

No: The average dietary need for iron in young adult women is about 18 mg/d. The PNV you cite has 27 but only 1/3 is absorbed. In the long run this will not produce an overload. The body actually accommodates changes in diet & iron load by selectively not absorbing any excess over the day to day exposures. You can overdose acutely by taking lots of pills (kids sometimes do) but I wouldn't worry. ...Read more

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My doctor suggested that I should start taking iron supplements for 30days and prenatal vitamins. But I don't no for how long shd I be taking vitamins?

My doctor suggested that I should start taking iron supplements for 30days and prenatal vitamins. But I don't no for how long shd I be taking vitamins?

Ask your: Doctor. Prenatal vitamins can be taken for long time and is beneficial especially if you are trying to concieve or pregnant ...Read more

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What would happen if I take prenatal vitamins, birth control pills & iron pills at the same time?

What would happen if I take prenatal vitamins, birth control pills & iron pills at the same time?

Nothing bad: Vitamins are vitamins.
Iron is iron
birthcontol pills are just that.
They can all mix just fine. ...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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What could I do 2rebuild my hormones level my doctor perscribed me with prenatal vitamins/iron &birth control for 3mths what else 2do/take?

What could I do 2rebuild my hormones level my doctor perscribed me with prenatal vitamins/iron &birth control for 3mths what else 2do/take?

Diet/exercise: The prenatal vitamins and birth control pills are good. It would also be helpful if you ate lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and avoided fast food. Avoid alcohol and too much caffeine. Exercise every day even if it is just walking for 30 minutes. Get plenty of sleep and drink at least 64 oz of water daily. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are prenatal vitamins good for you?

Are prenatal vitamins good for you?

Being Pregnant: Yes. Of course. I would believe that the prenatal book you bought or got at the beginning of your pregnancy will advise you to take prenatal vitamins and most obs that I know also recommend this for their patients. ...Read more

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Why are prenatal vitamins important?

Why are prenatal vitamins important?

Many reasons.: The most important ingredient in prenatal vitamin formulations is folic acid, a b-complex agent that has been shown to prevent birth defects (mainlyopen neural tube defects, heart anomalies and preterm birth) and calcium.Vitamin d to assure proper fetal bone growth and avoid maternal bone loss. All reproductive-age women should be taking at least 1 mg folate daily even if they don't plan pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is taking expired prenatal vitamins safe?

No: It is never safe to take expired medication. In addition to any adverse effects, the ingredients probably are providing no benefit any longer. ...Read more

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What happens if I don't take any prenatal vitamins?

What happens if I don't take any prenatal vitamins?

Many things: If you are pregnant, the fetus gets its vitamins from you. If you have low levels, they will become even lower and you will have low energy levels. If the baby has low vitamin levels, it can lead to birth defects, especially low folate (folic acid) levels. This can lead to neural tube defects. Vitamins play a very complex role in the body. If your doctor recommends a pnv, I would take it. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins make you spot?

Can prenatal vitamins make you spot?

Not likely: Prenatal vitamins are designed to be safe in pregnancy. They shouldn't make you spot. If you are spotting, you should see your Ob and find out why. ...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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Why do prenatal vitamins make you tired?

They do not: Prenatal vitamins do not make you tired. ...Read more

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Can I eat prenatal vitamins with fruits?

Can I eat prenatal vitamins with fruits?

Yes: You can take your prenatals and you can also eat fruit ...Read more

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Are prenatal vitamins with soybeans safe?

Are prenatal vitamins with soybeans safe?

Generally as long: Generally as long as your not allergic to soy or soy products and if you are not sure consult with your doctor about taking an allergy test. Before taking or consuming soy or soy based products. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins make you nauseated?

Can prenatal vitamins make you nauseated?

Trial and error.: Sure, many women report that prenatal vitamins increase their nausea. You can decide which pnv brand best suits your needs and causes the least nausea; many of my patients like the walgreen's pnvs. Centrum specialist pnvs are probably the best product. If you cannot tolerate any, you can simply take 1-5 mg of folic acid, 325 mg of ferrous sulfate, and 1-2 grams of calcium daily orally instead. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins make you more fertile?

Maybe: Prenatal vitamins are there in part to reduce your risk of certain types of birth defects and provide things than may be missing in your diet. It is unclear whether the Folic Acid in the pills actually helps you to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Can taking prenatal vitamins give you energy?

Can taking prenatal vitamins give you energy?

Possibly: Depends on your diet - nothing replaces good nutrition, rest and fitness. Some vitamins - b's - and minerals like iron can support energy levels. ...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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