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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Prenatal Vitamins If Not Pregnant

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What are the side effects of prenatal vitamins; any at all?

What are the side effects of prenatal vitamins; any at all?

Depends: Some people are sensitive to certain brands or vitamin combinations. Nausea, constipation, vomiting can occur with iron. Too much vitamin a can caused raised intracraniel pressure (headache vomiting or worse) magnesium can sometimes cause diarrhea. You can be allergic to any medication (rash or worse). ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Can non-pregnant women take lactating prenatal vitamins? If, so are there any side effects.

Can non-pregnant women take lactating prenatal vitamins? If, so are there any side effects.

There is a: wide safety margin on vitamins. Check the ingredients; these particular vitamins will tend to have a bit more calcium but otherwise not that different and a wide safety margin. except for costing more, not really a problem. Thru the main page, you can connect directly to me to ask more detailed questions http://www.nerdpocalypse.net ...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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Is it bad to take prenatal vitamins if you aren't pregnant?

Is it bad to take prenatal vitamins if you aren't pregnant?

No: Prenatal vitamins are absolutely ok even if you are not pregnant. Prenatal vitamins also reduce the risk of birth defects in the event that one day you do become pregnant. ...Read more

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What kind of prenatal vitamins' should pregnant women take ?

What kind of prenatal  vitamins' should pregnant women take ?

The ones you like: I recommend inexpensive over-the-counter vitamins to all my patients. You can choose the ones you like (tablets, gummies, chewables...). Prescription vitamins are not 'better.' You will likely get some different answers on this question. ...Read more

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What are the proven advantages of taking prenatal vitamins when you aren't pregnant?

What are the proven advantages of taking prenatal vitamins when you aren't pregnant?

Good for pregnancy: Prenatal vitamins are the most helpful early in the pregnancy since they help prevent neural tube defects. Usually the risk of neural tube defects are highest in the first 4-8 weeks of pregnancy when most people do not even know that they are pregnant. Most ob/gyn recommend woman of child bearing age take prenatal vitamins if they are planning to get pregnant or just in case they get pregnant. ...Read more

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Prenatal vitamins that are good for pregnancy?

Prenatal vitamins that are good for pregnancy?

One with folic acid: The prenatal vitamins that contain at least 1mg of Folic Acid are all acceptable, as Folic Acid has been proven to decrease the risk of neural tube defects (such as spina bifida). Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins cause pregnancy symptoms?

Can prenatal vitamins cause pregnancy symptoms?

No not that: I know of, prenatal vitamins can cause nausea in some people whether they are preg or not , but they do not cause any other sxs associated with preg. ...Read more