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Do Prenatal Vitamins Have Iron
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
I take prenatal vitamins but the iron made me severely constipated a few weeks ago and I got very sick. Should I continue taking the vitamins?
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?
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
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
Vitamins are vitamins.
Iron is iron
birthcontol pills are just that.
They can all mix just fine. ...Read more
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?
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
I just started vitamin C, prenatal vitamins, and iron pills 5 days ago and was supposed to start my period yesterday & have yet got it. Ideas?
Would a combination of materna prenatal vitamins & palafer CF iron pills cause an elevated liver enzyme level of ALT 54? No alcohol use or medication.
Probably not: If you are pregnant there are other potential causes. Consult yr OB provider or pcp if not pregnant. ...Read more
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
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
See details: It may be the iron in them. Speak with your obstetrician. ...Read more
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
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
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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