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Is It Ok To Take Prenatal Vitamins At Night
Yes!: While it's ok to take vitamins at night without food. It's important to remember that certain vitamins are far soluble. That means that they will not be absorbed well if you are on an empty stomach. So, if you eat dinner a little earlier and then take your vitamins at bed time, it should be ok ...Read more
Trying to conceive taking prenatal vitamins at night and now can't sleep. Have to take at night due to synthroid (thyroxine). Is this normal reaction to prenatals?
Don't take at night!:
This isn't exactly "normal" but not unheard-of, as prenatal vits have B complex which can be stimulating & can cause insomnia. Just because you take synthroid (thyroxine) doesn't mean you have to take them at nite. One shouldn't take calcium at the same time but you can take it a few hours later- try the prenatal with lunch. You might need T3 too- see http://tinyurl.com/n4zmkro
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M 8 weeks pregnant, is there any Problem If I take biotin 5000 in morning and nestabs abc prenatal vitamins capsule n soft gel capsule one at night?
Probably not: But biotin deficiency is rare and biotin readily available from dietary sources so that the need for the supplement is questionable, especially in such a large dose. There is really no data to indicate harm in taking it, but in pregnancy we like to err on the side of caution and avoid things that are not clearly indicated. ...Read more
I'm in my 2nd trimester of pregnancy and my morning sickness has subdued. At night I take prenatal vitamins an hour after eating & i always feel very nauseous & I end up vomiting. Why is this happening?
Maybe iron.: Prenatal vitamins have more iron in them than regular vitamins which may be upsetting your stomach. You could taking the vitamin as half after breakfast and half after dinner to see if that helps. I'd also take it right after dinner (don't wait an hour). You could try a different brand (but they all have iron). Start with half tab twice a day with food and let me know if it helps -. ...Read more
Probably not :
Not such a good idea mostly because it might cause you to intake too much vit a which can be a problem
Go to vitamindcouncil. Org and look up vit a there and you will find a good article there to explain this. ...Read more
Yes!: None of constituents of the prenatal vitamins pose any harm. In fact the extra Folic Acid and b6 may help you in ways you are unfamiliar with. Lowering plasma homocysteine, an endothelial toxin. Folic acid and moderate doses of the vitamins are exreted by urination. The do not contain excessive quatities of vitamin d and a, which are fat soluble. I recommend 2000iu of softgel vitamin d3. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to take prenatal vitamins for anemia and low b and d vitamins even if you are not pregnant or not trying to conceive?
Yes, in fact wise: I advise everyone take a quality multivitamin. Prenatals are a type of multivit. Which contain B vits and tend to be rich in iron which often helps anemia. I advise everybody takes 5-8000iu of Vit D3 in fall and winter months and year-round if you don't get much mid-day sun without sunscreen in spring and summer. See http://tinyurl.com/m67hmkg I advise a prenatal with the L-5MTHF form of folate (folic acid). ...Read more
Yes: But talk to your doctor about continuing Nexium (esomeprazole) if you are pregnant. ...Read more
Is it ok to take the prenatal vitamins after finishing lactating? These vitamins have help for my severe allergy?
Vitamin supplements: Prenatal vitamins have higher level of folic acid, iron and calcium than regular vitamins. It should be fine if you continue to take it except from a few medical conditions that you cannot eliminate iron. It should not affect your allergy symptoms since it does not have any anti allergy properties. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I am breastfeeding my 2 month old and feel a cold coming on. Is it ok to take airborne to help fight it? I am still taking my prenatal vitamins, too.
Is it safe to take 5, 000 units of vitamin d & omega-3 along with my prenatal vitamins? Is it ok to take them both before and after pregnancy?
Ideally with 5-MTHF: Most prenatals are fairly similar but there's a subtle yet important difference. About 30% of people can't convert Folic Acid to its active form, l-5-mthf, so to be on the safe side it's best to take one with that form like prenatal nutrients (pure encapsulations), basic prenatal (thorne) or prenatal pro (designs for health). These also have biotin, which is important, & natural e, not synthetic. ...Read more
Any way: Chewables or tablet form, as long as you can tolerate taking the vitamins, that is what is important. Prenatal vitamins are SUPPLEMENTS to a healthy, well-balanced diet. In addition, if you are planning to conceive, best to start a prenatal or multivitamin supplement (extra folic acid) 2-3 months prior to conception and throughout the first trimester. I personally prefer DHA in the prenatals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer