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Prenatal Vitamins That Don T Cause Nausea
Are prescription based prenatal vitamins better formulated than OTC vitamins? Do they cause less nausea? Any advantages compared to otc?
NO, NO & NO: Prescription-based prenatals on average cost more than otc. They are not better formulated, are often more difficult to absorb & offer no advantages. Prescription or not, avoid vitamins with unnecessary additives like artificial colors & titanium dioxide. Capsules may be better than tablets. Ideally they should have folate (folic acid) as l-5-mthf. http://pregnancy.about.com/cs/prenatalvitamins/a/aa043000a.htm. ...Read more
I'm trying to get pregnant and I'm taking prenatal vitamins I've been feeling nausea can that be due to the vitamins?
It happens: Some women do experience nausea when they take their prenatal vitamins. Fortunately there are many different pre-natal vitamin products. You can try an alternative on your own or discuss with your provider who may be able to recommend an alternate formulation including chewable or liquid vitamins. Make sure the vitamin includes folic acid 0.4 mg to prevent neural tube defects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Green veins in breasts, nausea, taking prenatal vitamins, cloudy mucus like discharge, period due in less than two weeks.Cramping. Pregnant? When test?
Sure: as long as you can tolerate them any time of the day is ok ...Read more
1st prenatal vitamins made feel extremely sick, the doctor prescribed me to another kind which is chewable and i still feel sick. What should I do?
I stop taking prenatal vitamins cause i'm taking maca root i really want to conceive i don't know what to do anymore?
See below: I would strongly suggest seeing an OB gyn since maca root is not something an OB gyn would suggest. ...Read more
It's possible: For some women, prenatal vitamins can cause unwanted symptoms. Nausea is common, but diarrhea is also possible. If you are having this problem, you may want to switch to a different type of vitamin - I find that chewable or gummy vitamins are usually better tolerated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Prenatal vitamins taken during pregnancy offer more help than potential side-effects unless a woman already has a severe metabolic problem. Wilson disease is a metabolic problem causing an over accumulation of copper. Vitamins do not cause it. However, vitamins can contain an excess of certain minerals and may not be necessary in the non-pregnant state. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Prenatal vitamin tablets or capsules have almost no calories, so they do not cause weight gain. Children's gummy vitamins, if taken at "adult" doses, could add 40-80 calories a day to a person's total daily caloric intake. Some "vitamin" beverages have a lot of calories. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I started taking Vitafusion prenatal vitamins gummies 2 weeks ago & now have a yeast infection . I haven't had one in 10 years. Is this the cause?
Coincidence likely: Taking vitamins should not cause you to get a yeast infection. It is probably a timing coincidence. Unless those vitamins have something in them besides vitamins, always check the ingredients! If you're pregnant, yeast infections are common in pregnant women since they become more susceptible to them. ...Read more
We recently decided to ttc. I started taking prenatal vitamins. Now I am having pains in my lower right stomach. Could the vitamins cause this?
It's possible: Prenatal vitamins (PNV), and/or other types of vitamins, can cause stomach discomfort. Some PNV can also cause constipation which could be the cause of your discomfort. You can continue taking the same PNV to see if the problem resolves as your body gets use to them or you can try a different form of PNV. Drinking lots of fluids, especially water and getting regular exercise may be helpful. ...Read more
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