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Polyvinyl Alcohol Uses
No, however...: No, this chemical does not have any real relationship to the type of alcohol we drink and will not raise your alcohol level one bit. However, while considered non-toxic, I do not think it's wise to take a vitamin with synthetic chemicals like this. It is probably a sign that this is not the best quality vitamin; there are many better choices. See http://tinyurl.com/mzrkbx8 ...Read more
Took 2 citracal+d a day for a month (ob said ok). Has polyvinyl alcohol part hydrolyzed. Worried that it can harm the baby.
One a day prenatals contain polyvinyl alcohol and polyethylene glycol - is this safe to take when pregnant?
Safe?: Polyvinyl alcohol and polyethylene glycol are used to suspend the vitamins. In the pharmaceutical world they are the excipients used to bind the tablets or suspend the drug in a gel. The amounts in prenatal vitamins are very small and are completely safe to take in the dosage intended - one a day. ...Read more
Taking a prenatal pill twice a day (recommended dose) that has polyvinyl alcohol and polyethylene glycol - are those ingredients safe for pregnancy?
PRESERVATIVES: Polyvinyl alcohol and polyethylene glycol are preservatives that are included in many products and have proven safe in most instances. We really can't be totally sure of safety in pregnancy, since it simply is not possible to test them in pregnant women. However they have been included in many products often used by pregnant women over many years. The amounts included are very minimal. ...Read more
Citrical contains polyvinyl alcohol (part hydrolyzed) and polyethylene glycol - is this safe to take when pregnant?
It's a disinfectant: Alcohol has historically been used as a disinfectant; listerine is a well known example whose original formulation was 27% alcohol. Today there are a number of good non alcohol mouth rinses that are also effective and gentle. Crest prohealth, colgate total, natural dentist and listerine zero are a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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