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Is taking expired prenatal vitamins safe?

No: It is never safe to take expired medication. In addition to any adverse effects, the ingredients probably are providing no benefit any longer. ...Read more

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Does prenatal pills contain biotin?

Check label: Usually no but you can check the label on the particular brand that you have and see if biotin is listed on the packaging. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take prenatal vitamins containing folic acid and folic acid tablets ?

Is it safe to take prenatal vitamins containing folic acid and folic acid tablets ?

Absolutely: Folic acid is a normal component of most prenatal vitamins. An adequate intake of Folic Acid can help prevent neural tube defects which can lead to spinal cord and nervous system problems. Stick to the recommended daily allowance (rda) on the package. Taking too much may lead to other problems. ...Read more

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Can anyone take prenatal vitamins?

Can anyone take prenatal vitamins?

A non pregnant: Woman can take them but if you are not preg or breast feeding a good multi-vitamin would be better. ...Read more

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Can u take folic acid tablets and multi vitamins tablet containing folic acid each day? Is that over dosing?

Can u take folic acid tablets and multi vitamins tablet containing folic acid each day? Is that over dosing?

Depends: Dose depends on the condition being treated (anemia, sprue, pregnancy). Generally a total intake more than 1 (one) mg a day is associated with a higher incidence of side effects like loss of appetite, nausea, gas, abd pain, irritability, etc. Check with your fp if you have further questions about safe amount of folic acid. ...Read more

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Is taking 2 flinstone vitamins equivalent to taking a prenatal?

Is taking 2 flinstone vitamins equivalent to taking a prenatal?

Not the best choice: This might be better than nothing but I do no recommend it because flintstones vitamins are loaded with unhealthy chemicals like artificial colors, hydrogenated oils and ingredients derived from genetically modified corn & soy. I would not want to expose a developing baby to these chemicals. I advise a prenatal with the l-5-mthf form of Folic Acid if possible like vitamin code or thorne prenatals. ...Read more

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Is taking two flintstone vitamins equal to a prenatal vitamin?

No not the same: No it is not equal and you can not substitute flintstones for prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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Are gummy prenatal vitamins as good as prenatal tablet?

Are gummy prenatal vitamins as good as prenatal tablet?

Yes and no: They have enough Folic Acid to be helpful, but they lack iron. Supplemental iron is very important. Many women start pregnancy with low iron already, and then the baby continues to take from you. You should find some iron supplement that you can take with these. ...Read more

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Is taking folic acid 800 mcg safe for prenatal care?

Is taking folic acid 800 mcg safe for prenatal care?

Probably: It is recommended not to take more than 1 mg daily (1, 000 micrograms). This is from all sources. 400-500 mcg daily for women is sufficient. ...Read more

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Prenatal vitamins with dha

Prenatal vitamins with dha

YES: Dha may increase your baby's IQ by up to 10 points. It is now recommended to have this included with your prenatal vitamin. Docosahexaenoic acid (dha) is an omega-3 fatty acid which helps with nervous system development in the fetus. ...Read more

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Can taking prenatal vitamins make you fertile?

Can taking prenatal vitamins make you fertile?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that your fertility hinges on your multivitamin intakes. Often your body is able to absorb important nutrients from the food we eat. A multivitamin may not be the determining factor. ...Read more

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Omega3 + prenatal vitamins while breastfeeding; safe?

Omega3 + prenatal vitamins while breastfeeding; safe?

Very safe: Omega-3 must be balanced with some Omega 6, but is an essential fatty acid key to nutrition in the priest amounts ...Read more

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Can taking prenatal vitamins give you energy?

Can taking prenatal vitamins give you energy?

Possibly: Depends on your diet - nothing replaces good nutrition, rest and fitness. Some vitamins - b's - and minerals like iron can support energy levels. ...Read more

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Im not pregnant & take daily prenatal vitamins, can I also take daily biotin pills?

Biotin: Prenatal vitamin formulations are an excellent multivitamin for both the pregnant and non-pregnant alike. Without knowing the specific brand of prenatals you are using, many brands already contain biotin so you would not likely need additional biotin. If your particular brand does not contain biotin, there would be no problem in adding biotin to your daily vitamin supplementation. ...Read more

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Are expired zinc tablets okay?

Are expired zinc tablets okay?

Zinc: Zinc, a mineral does not go "bad" and if tablets in cool and dry environment they are good for much longer than expiration date. ...Read more