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Flinstones : The question is if they are really needed. A healthy well balanced diet is generally all that is needed. If there is a specific vitamin deficiency or insufficiency, it may be treated with specific supplemental vitamin and not necessary a multivitamin. Doctor's may recommend multivitamins to patients for certain medical conditions, but generally a working gut and a well balanced diet is sufficient. ...Read more
Yes: It is normal and somewhat helpful for teenagers to take a daily multivitamin. Teens often don't get enough vitamin d or calcium in their diets. If they are choosy eaters and don't eat a variety of foods, they may be low in other vitamins. A teen is usually big enough to take an "adult" multivitamin, but it is fine for him to take several kid's chewables instead (but he'll be chewing more sugar). ...Read more
My dr. Told me it was fine to take flintstones vitamins 2x a day. But should I take 2 at the same time, or 1 in day and 1 at night?(i'm expecting)
Twice in a day: It doesn't really matter but you may get better absorption if you take 1 tab twice a day (morning & night). ...Read more
No not the same: No it is not equal and you can not substitute flintstones for prenatal vitamins. ...Read more
Says online iron dose for anemic toddler should be 3 to 6 mg daily, why does flintstones vitamins w/iron contain 18mg??
I bought my 4yo flintstone vitamins that has iron in them. If my dr is not anemic is it still safe to give a vitamin with iron?
Safe: Generic multivitamins like Flintstones dosed for age group do not have excessive amounts of any one component so you should not be concerned you will "overdose" your child on iron or any other vitamin included in the formulation. While multivitamins are nice supplements, a well balanced diet is more important. If your child eats well you are likely wasting money on supplements. ...Read more
Can u give a pregnant women pepto-bismol? My niece is 12 weeks along and has been vomition eveytime she eats. Not a lot comes up. She can't even keep down the flintstones vitamins today. Would it be safe for her to take pepto-bismol for a couple days till
Pepto-Bismol : Pepto-bismol is categorized as a "class c" drug in pregnancy and should only be taken if specifically instructed to do so by your doctor. Only "class a and class b" medications are safe to take during pregnancy without a doctor's consent. 5 safe things your niece can do for her pregnancy associated nausea are: - ginger - such as ginger tea or ginger ale - saltine crackers - they absorb stomach acid and can help nausea - eat small amounts of food frequently - eating too much food at once can trigger vomiting - avoid odors that make you nauseous - acupressure bands - there is a pressure point on the wrist that can alleviate nausea that an acupressure wrist band can trigger. ...Read more
Possibly: Possibly, if you're sensitive.Get a more detailed answer ›
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