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Can prenatal vitamins cause nausea?

Can prenatal vitamins cause nausea?

Yes: Absolutely they can cause nausea. Be sure to take them on a full stomach, as this can help. If the nausea persists, try a different prenatal vitamin. There are many to choose from. ...Read more

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Could prenatal vitamins be causing nausea?

Could prenatal vitamins be causing nausea?

Yes: Vitamins can sometimes cause nausea, especially some b vitamins and zinc, both of which are found in prenatal vitamins. Try taking after a meal. If that does not work try a different brand- you may tolerate some more than others... ...Read more

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Prenatal vitamins and citalopram causing nausea?

Prenatal vitamins and citalopram causing nausea?

Take with food: I agree with dr. Ali that citalopram is known for nausea. Some women can also be nauseated with prenatal vitamins, which contain iron. Taking both these and the citalopram with meals may help calm the nausea. Wishing you well. ...Read more

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Are prescription based prenatal vitamins better formulated than OTC vitamins? Do they cause less nausea? Any advantages compared to otc?

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

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A friend told me that if I take prenatal vitamin it will help with nausea Is this true because I don't take them cause I hate pills?

A friend told me that if I take prenatal vitamin it will help with nausea Is this true because I don't take them cause I hate pills?

Prenatal pills: Prenatal pills should not give nausea. You will have nausea during early pregnancy but these pills will not aggravate it. Plus, these pills are very important for your baby's development during pregnancy. So, please continue to take them. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Why does my depikote prescription taste and smell strongly of vanilla? Can it be changed, it causes terrible nausea. Same issue w/ one a day vitamin.

Why does my depikote prescription taste and smell strongly of vanilla? Can it be changed, it causes terrible nausea. Same issue w/ one a day vitamin.

This is a very: interesting question. Depakote, as you no doubt know, is an anti-seizure medicine. Some seizures manifest themselves as unusual or specific smells. Perhaps it is the disease, not the treatment that is causing this. You might experiment and work with your pharmacist to see if trying pills from another manufacturer of depakote would be better. Same with trying an alternate vitamin. Discuss with Doc. ...Read more

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Can severe vitamin D deficiency (blood test positive) cause chronic nausea (amongst other things)?

Can severe vitamin D deficiency (blood test positive) cause chronic nausea (amongst other things)?

Not likely: Vitamin D deficiency is not likely to cause nausea. If you are deficient, as attested to by a blood test, you should take about 5000 units of vitamin D3 for about 6 months to make up the deficit. ...Read more