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Vitamin C Overdose Children
If you get the runs while taking vitamin C back off about 10 % at a time until it goes away. The half-life (time in body) for C is about 12 hours and you were taking too much. Take 2 X daily rather than all at once. See your doc and get tested for vitamin levels to be certain. ...Read more
Can I take the followings/d
Hpv and low grade
vitamin A 8000 iu
vitamin b13 1000ug
vitamin c 1500 mg
vitamin D 25 ug
vitamin e 400 iu
folic acid 800ug?
Is it ok to take vitamin D 1000 IU daily along with Centrum multi vitamins(for over 50 years old females. ).i.e Is there a risk of vitamin D overdose?
Vitamin D overdose: risk is minimal, especially at 1K IUs daily. Please see your doc to have your D level measured and then you will know how much you need. Peace and good health. ...Read more
A & D- very rare: One can only overdose on fat soluble vitamins (a, d, e) except vit. B6 (which should be limited to 250 mg/day). But it takes huge amounts to overdose. The average adult would need to take about 2 million units of a to overdose, or 200, 000 iu/day for several months. Vit d toxicity is rare unless one takes at least 40, 000 iu/day for months. See http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/819426-overview. ...Read more
Vitamin D deficiency: ....Makes you more likely to catch illnesses. It makes you more likely to develop immune problems. A variety of cancers are more likely with low d. Some studies have even shown increased likelihood of death from all causes in d deficient people. Not to mention, d is necessary for strong bones. Vitamin d deficiency is a significant problem. ...Read more
Depends on amount: Vitamin c is an essential vitamin. However, excessive amounts can lead to kidney stones, which could possibly affect your ckd. I would avoid taking any extra amounts of vitamin c, such as supplements/tablets, but the normal amount you get in your diet should be fine as long as you're not consuming excessive amounts. ...Read more
Supportive care: Symptoms of vitamin a toxicity include: fluid in the brain (hydrocephalus), vomiting, liver damage, tiredness, abdominal pain, bone/muscle pain, bad headaches, etc... Over time, skin may become rough and dry, with hair loss and brittle nails. Supportive treatment includes: hydration if vomiting, diarrhea, or hypercalcemia occurs; close monitoring; IV fluids; stopping vitamin a supplements; etc.. ...Read more
My baby is taking vitamin d supplements (500 iu/day) and mutli-vitamins which has vitamin d (400 iu), is this safe?
Yes: Most authorities believe it is safe for infants to take up to 2000 iu of vit d per day. See http://bit.Ly/1dc7vna. ...Read more
Unlikely to be a pbm: Vitamin c is a water soluble vitamin that you start dumping into your urine as soon as it reaches a level above the bodies need. It does not store in the body & produce overuse disorders like some. It's value in health is certainly critical for those with deficiencies, but value for other issues is questionable.Americans have some of the most expensive pee in the world. ...Read more
Lack of sun exposure: Lack of adequate sun exposure also leads to vitamin d deficiency in adults, too. However, sun exposure + sun block won't work. You need sun exposure w/o sun block, which then increases risk for skin cancer. Not to mention, it's pretty hot in uae to go outside. Better/safer to take vitamin d supplement. Of course, should also monitor 25oh vitamin d levels, too. Check out http://goo.Gl/votkd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can G6PD deficient kids under 5 take multi vitamin supplements? Are all vitamins safe for such kids?
Standard types safe: The standard types of multi-vitamins or multi-vitamins plus minerals are as safe for children with G6PD deficiency as they are for non-G6PD-deficient children. If unusual, non-standard doses are used, then nobody really knows how safe or unsafe those supplements would be. Thus, one should stick with standard dosing and reputable brands. ...Read more
Yes: Vitamin C is a safe vitamin in pregnancy. The vitamin that you have to be aware of not taking too much is vitamin A. You never want to 'overdose' on vitamins of any kind as they can upset your stomach and gastrointestinal tract. Another important Vitamin in pregnancy is Vitamin D. Some obstetricians will check a woman's baseline Vitamind D at the beginning of pregnancy. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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