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Doctor insights on: Vitamins Past Expiration Date

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Is it safe to use vitamins after the expiration date?

Is it safe to use vitamins after the expiration date?

It depends...: Expiration dates tend to be rather artificial & somewhat arbitrary. If a vitamin has an expiration date a year after manufacture it is not like the next day it suddenly goes bad. They may lose some potency over time but are unlikely to be dangerous. A vitamin a month or 2 past expiration date is probably ok- if it expired 2 years ago I would be more cautious! ...Read more

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Is vitamin d safe one year after expiration date?

Is vitamin d safe one year after expiration date?

No: I would not take medication this far out of date. It may have lost its potency. ...Read more

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Is vitamin E oil still good after the expiration date?

Is vitamin E oil still good after the expiration date?

You didn't tell us: How far past the expiration date. Don't recommend. ...Read more

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Ok to take folic acid & b vitamins beyond expiration date? If so, how long? A year?

Ok to take folic acid & b vitamins beyond expiration date? If so, how long? A year?

No: Expiration dates are on medications and vitamins for a reason. Vitamins can lose their effectiveness. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to take vitamins (women's one a day) years after the experation date? (3/13)

Is it harmful to take vitamins (women's one a day) years after the experation date? (3/13)

Buy new bottle: They are not harmful, and may be OK, but the stability of the components is not guaranteed and may vary with the storage circumstances. The best advice is to discard them and buy a new bottle. ...Read more

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Is there really an expiration on one a day vitamins?

Is there really an expiration on one a day vitamins?

Yes: Vitamins can react with air or light and do have expiration dates. That being said, they do not exactly go to the dark side one stroke after midnight on the expiration date. There is some leeway built into the expiration date. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take vitamins on or past their exp date?

Is it ok to take vitamins on or past their exp date?

5 years: Most medications can be safely used for 5 years after expiration.\

companies want to make money.

Exception: adrenalin, epipen (epinephrine). ...Read more

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I have taken some vitamin C (emergen-c)which expired on may. Is there any problem? I noticed the expiry date after taking it for 2 days now.

I have taken some vitamin C (emergen-c)which expired on may. Is there any problem? I noticed the expiry date after taking it for 2 days now.

Not likely: It is not like it is a self-destruct date, otherwise all of us would be gone, as that happens to everyone now and then. Just starts to lose effective concentration so should be replaced. ...Read more

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How do you boost 3 y.O. Immune system? Up to date on shots but has had influenza a & b. Similar symptoms again. On singular and daily vitamin.

How do you boost 3 y.O. Immune system? Up to date on shots but has had influenza a & b. Similar symptoms again. On singular and daily vitamin.

Maybe stop singulair (montelukast): It's very frustrating to have a sick kid, one with allergies or asthma, or any chronic illness. There are drawbacks from any medication, but one of the adverse effects from singulair (montelukast) can be an increased risk of viral illness. You should consider talking to your doctor about a different allergy medication. ...Read more

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I'm approximately 9.5 weeks now. I've been to the doc, got due date & some prenatial vitamins. My proper insurance doesn't kick in til Jan and I'll b 5 mths. Is that alright for my 1st real exam or should I schedule 1 with the health dept.?

I'm approximately 9.5 weeks now. I've been to the doc, got due date & some prenatial vitamins. My proper insurance doesn't kick in til Jan and I'll b 5 mths. Is that alright for my 1st real exam or should I schedule 1 with the health dept.?

Go to health dept.: It is far better to go to the health dept now while waiting until January for your insurance to kick in. You need to be checked to make sure everything is going along okay for you and the baby. The sooner you start getting prenatal care the better for you and your baby. ...Read more

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My next ovulation date is September 12th when should I have sexual intercourse to become pregnant?? I'm taking prenatal vitamins already

My next ovulation date is September 12th when should I have sexual intercourse to become pregnant?? I'm taking prenatal vitamins already

Depends: If you are anxious to conceive, get an ovulation predictor kit.
use it about a week after your period and it will tell you when you are fertile. ...Read more

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Is a preconception visit necessary if I am healthy, up to date of doctor visits and vaccines, eating healthy, and am taking prenatal vitamins?

Is a preconception visit necessary if I am healthy, up to date of doctor visits and vaccines, eating healthy, and am taking prenatal vitamins?

Maybe: It depends on your doctor and insurance. There maybe some others concerns that your provider would want to go over with you. Maybe you forgot something. Maybe they would just like to get to know you. Maybe they need labs. Maybe insurance mandates it.
Patient care revolves around you and who you choose to be on your healthcare team. ...Read more

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Should you take daily vitamins other than a multi-v?

Should you take daily vitamins other than a multi-v?

Opinion divided: Conflicting information about this. In my practice I do nutritional lab testing to see if my patients need supplementation. ...Read more

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Should kids take a daily vitamin?

Should kids take a daily vitamin?

Good balanced diet: A good nutritious diet is best. No need to supplement with vitamins. Vitamin D 400 IU a day for newborns under 1 yrs is what AAP recommends daily. ...Read more

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What is a good vitamin for memory?

What is a good vitamin for memory?

Not only vits but...: While b vitamins may help (esp. B12 if you're deficient), many other nutrients/herbs may help more. Phosphatidylserine, acetyl-l-carnitine, bacopa, vinpocetine, ashwagandha and rhodiola are all proven to help. There are entire books on this subject. A good article is at http://www. Smart-publications. Com/articles/be-smarter-think-faster-and-protect-your-brain-with-12-smart-nutrients. See comment:. ...Read more

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How do I choose a pre-natal vitamin?

How do I choose a pre-natal vitamin?

Many good ones but..: There are many good prenatal vitamins. One of the most important ingredients is folic acid, proven to prevent neural tube defects, but I have become aware of research suggesting that synthetic Folic Acid may increase breast cancer risk. Safest choice may be one that provides the natural 5-mthf form of folate such as basic prenatal by thorne research and prenatal pro by designs for health. ...Read more

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What is the best vitamin for better sex?

What is the best vitamin for better sex?

Not applicable: Vitamins are great for good health, and you need all of them for this. There are no vitamins that specifically improve sex, but there are other concepts that you may embrace. If you're low on testosterone, libido and performance does increase. Making sure your genital anatomy is correct is also important. There are procedures that correct problems, so talk with your doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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Which vitamin for women is the very best?

Which vitamin for women is the very best?

A comprehensive: A comprehensive one a day, with added vitamin d3 over the mdr! ...Read more

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Should I give vitamin to my 10 month baby?

Should I give vitamin to my 10 month baby?

Vitamins: If the baby is nursing, then a Vitamin D supplement is recommended. If formula fed, all of the vitamins they need are included. ...Read more

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Is taking a muti-vitamin pill daily healthy?

Is taking a muti-vitamin pill daily healthy?

Probably: If you're eating a mainstream, sensible diet there's probably no benefit, but many folks don't. A cheap vitamin-and-mineral supplement from a drugstore chain shouldn't cost you more than maybe $20/year. ...Read more

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What children's vitamin has the most minerals?

Don't need: Generally it is not necessary for children to take vitamins. They do recommend vitamin d supplement and unless your doctor is telling you to take more I would just do vitamin d. ...Read more

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Which vitamin is the best for 40year old woman?

Which vitamin is the best for 40year old woman?

None: You should eat a wholesome diet rich with fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, whole grains and some wild fish like salmon and cod, and get at least 15-30 minutes of sun each day. If you do that, you don't need any extra vitamins. ...Read more

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I want to gain weight what are the best vitamin?

Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for you. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help you increase your body mass. ...Read more

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How could people make a vitamin from the sunlight?

How could people make a vitamin from the sunlight?

Sunlight => vitaminD: Check out http://www. Vitamindcouncil. Org/about-vitamin-d/how-do-i-get-the-vitamin-d-my-body-needs to get a better understanding of how sunlight exposure (w/o sun block) gets the body to produce vitamin D which is necessary for maintaining calcium levels & bone health: low vitamin D leads to osteoporosis which increases risk for fractures. ...Read more