side effects of prenatal vitamins if not pregnant

Can a 17 year old take prenatal vitamins if not pregnant but to help with hair growth?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
3 Doctor agrees
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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.
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Is it ok to take prenatal vitamins if your not pregnant?

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Dr. George A. Valdez
Family Medicine
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Yes


it's actually better to take them before pregnant to prevent birth defects.

When do I stop taking prenatal vitamins if your not pregnant?

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Dr. William K. Harris
Family Medicine
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After breastfeeding


Prenatal vitamins are great overall vitamins, but are especially formulated to provide nutrients needed to support a pregnancy. All of that goodness is still necessary when you are breast-feeding, so continue them for sure for as long as you breastfeed your baby. After that, it's your choice as to whether or not to continue supplementation.
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Vitamins and supplements

Interesting Fact

Yeast Extract Spread is a excellent source of B vitamins.

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Is it bad to take expired prenatal vitamins if I'm not pregnant?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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See below


Although probably safe and effective, it's best to take fresh vitamins.
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Will taking prenatal vitamins while not pregnant improve fertility?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy Fertility Pregnancy

not normal


but they can help u and want to be on them when u 1st become pregnant
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Vitamins and supplements

Do's And Don'ts

Never substitute vitamins or supplements for prescribed medications without discussing with your Dr.

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Do prenatal vitamins help with hair skin & nails if I'm not pregnant?

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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine
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Yes it may


Try biotin too.Minimize stress, get enough rest, eating fresh fruits and veggies , exercise and quit smoking if u do -may help maintain healthy skin,hair and nails.
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Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice
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Perhaps


Prenatal vitamins are unique in that they have a higher amount of Folic acid along with iron, B12 etc to aid in the building of the blood of the fetus. If you happen to be lacking in some of these nutrients due to a poor diet, then they may be helpful.
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Will taking prenatal vitamins while not pregnant make your period late?

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Dr. Yash K. Khanna
Family Medicine
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No


No it will not have any effect on the periods
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Can taking prenatal vitamins when your not pregnant make your period lighter?

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Dr. Bruce Pierce
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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No


it should not effect your period
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Is there really no issue for me to take prenatal vitamins if i'm not pregnant?

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Dr. Yash K. Khanna
Family Medicine
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Yes it is safe


Yes it is safe to take
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Am I right that it's no issue to take prenatal vitamins when your not pregnant?

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Dr. Dorothy A. Carin
Family Medicine
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Yes


No harm in taking prenatal vitamins when you are not pregnant, people do it all the time
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