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I am 17 year old male and I ate 150 gummy vitamins in 1 month. Will I be ok?

I am 17 year old male and I ate 150 gummy vitamins in 1 month. Will I be ok?

Gummy vitamins: Why would you do that? Call poison control for further information now. ...Read more

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I am 17 year old male and I ate 150 gummy vitamins over 3 months. Will I be ok?

I am 17 year old male and I ate 150 gummy vitamins over 3 months. Will I be ok?

Yes: That is less than 2 a day. Most gummy vitamins are low potency and the only vitamins that are really toxic are taking massive amounts of pre-formed Vit A or iron. I don't know what brand you took but most gummy vitamins have little or no iron and little Vitamin A. Most gummy vitamins are so weak you could eat 150 at once and be OK (though I do NOT recommend it). See comment: ...Read more

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Is 2500 mcg of vitamin B12 to much for one day for a 17 year old?

Is 2500 mcg of vitamin B12  to much for one day for a 17 year old?

Waste of money: B12 in excess quantities is rapidly excreted by the kidney. While this much daily probably won't hurt you, it won't help much at all. The typical daily dose for replacement of deficiency is 500mcg. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What vitamins should a 17 year old female take? She's in sports as well

What vitamins should a 17 year old female take? She's in sports as well

Multi vitamin: A high quality multivitamin with minerals and iron. Take some extra vitamin d 3000-5000 iu daily especially from sept to april. ...Read more

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Have a 17-year-old taking Bactrim sulfamethoxazole tmp wondering if there will be any drug interaction if she takes an herbal allergy pill that I got at the health food center that has vitamin A , C, pantothenic acid , calcium , zinc, quercetin, n-acety

Have a 17-year-old taking Bactrim sulfamethoxazole tmp  wondering if there will be any drug interaction if she takes an herbal allergy pill that I got at the health food center that has  vitamin A , C, pantothenic acid , calcium , zinc, quercetin, n-acety

Probably OK, but...: I doubt there is any serious potential for an adverse interaction. However, one of the problems with "natural" medicines, herbal products, and nutritional supplements, etc is that their exact contents often are unknown, And even when known, there is little research on interations with other drugs. So hard to be certain -- but probably no problem. ...Read more

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Can a 17 year old take prenatal vitamins if not pregnant but to help with hair growth?

Can a 17 year old take prenatal vitamins if not pregnant but to help with hair growth?

It is safe: It is safe for a non-pregnant woman of child bearing age to take a pre-natal vitamin. I'm not so sure it is going to help a whole lot with your hair growth. Hair growth depends on many factors, just one of them being adequate vitamin intake. So i wouldn't do this thinking it's the magic bullet to long hair. ...Read more

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I am 17 years, 170 m, 55 kg, I have hair loss, is there any specific diet i should follow or any vitamins i should take, I also have dandruff ?

I am 17 years, 170 m, 55 kg, I have hair loss, is there any specific diet i should follow or any vitamins i should take, I also have dandruff ?

Manage your dandruff: Aggressively. See if you can use a basic dandruff shampoo alternating with ketoconazole. You'll need to get physician guidance here. If after getting the dandruff cared for, you still have hair loss at age 17, have a dermatologist evaluate you. I trust you are euthyroid. Food choices / diet has little to do with most health issues despite all the huckstering. Good luck on managing this. ...Read more

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I am thinking about taking diet pills to lose weight I am 17 years old

I am thinking about taking diet pills to lose weight I am 17 years old

Is your BMI high?: Losing weight to become skinny is not a healthy reason. Have you talked to your doctor or parents about this? If you would be healthier at a lower weight than the following applies. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages > ...Read more

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I am 17 years old and I go to the gym frequently and was wondering if creatine was bad for you because I have been taking it for 3 months?

I am 17 years old and I go to the gym frequently and was wondering if creatine was bad for you because I have been taking it for 3 months?

Use moderately: Creatine, as an added protein source to help build muscle, is generally safe in moderate amounts over a limited period of time, 3-6 months. It is a good idea to get blood tests for liver and kidneys to make sure you are tolerate it well. ...Read more

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