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What are the uses of geritol?

What are the uses of geritol?

Geritol: Geritol complete has essential vitamins & minerals, especially vitamins a, c & e, mainly as antioxidant. The geritol tonic has iron & essential b vitamins. ...Read more

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Does Geritol help you gain weight?

Does Geritol help you gain weight?

Danger: Taking extra iron as a man can cause damage to your liver. Geritol is not a medicine for weight gain. It is a vitamin with iron. A man should never take extra iron without a specific reason prescribed by a physician. ...Read more

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Do geritol make you gain weight fast?

No: While geritol may be helpful for nutritional deficiences - it will not cause weight gain or weight loss. ...Read more

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I have to start geritol the day of your cycle or can you start before? What do I do?

I have to start geritol the day of your cycle or can you start before? What do I do?

Ask your doctor: Truthfully, it really doesn't matter. We used to associate the elderly w/Geritol. But presumably you're female (you didn't describe your gender although you mentioned your cycle) so you probably lose a bit of iron w/your menses, which is where Geritol comes in. Realistically, if that's the case, it really doesn't matter when you start, since we don't cycle vitamins as much as take them daily. ...Read more

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Does geritol help gain weight? Trying too gain a few pounds too be at my right weight.

Does geritol help gain weight? Trying too gain a few pounds too be at my right weight.

Not really: Geritol is a multi-vitamin supplement and as such has minimal caloric value. A better bet would be to add an extra 500 calories of healthy food to your diet on a daily basis. This would increase your weight by about a pound a week if everything else was kept stable. Taking the vitamin alone will not stimulate weight gain. ...Read more

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I'm taking geritol and I'm bleeding. What is this?

I'm taking geritol and I'm bleeding. What is this?

From where?: From where are you bleeding? Nose? Gums? Rectum? Penis or vagina (you didn't state gender)? Geritol is a brand of vitamins (http://www. Geritol. Com/) marketed towards elderly when I was growing up. Regardless, vitamins shouldn't make you bleed. So you need to go see your family doctor for an evaluation. If you feel lightheaded, faint, dizzy, as if you might pass out, call 911 & unlock front door ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea for a person in her 20's take geritol?

Is it a bad idea for a person in her 20's take geritol?

No: Geritol is a group of vitamins for the elderly. Most multivitamins have very low dosis of vitamins in each pill so most of the time is not dangerouse to take them. Unless you have a serous disease of the kidney or liver or allergy to any of the components of geritol most likely won't hurt. ...Read more

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I'm taking geritol and I'm bleeding. Should I be concerned?

I'm taking geritol and I'm bleeding. Should I be concerned?

Where from? How much: Geritol is moot when it comes to bleeding. Seek help if you feel weak, woozy, dizzy, lightheaded etc which suggests anemia from blood loss. You didn't indicate your gender or where from you are bleeding, nor how much (difficult to quantify). Menstrual bleeding is expected monthly. Blood in urine or stool should be evaluated. Nose bleeds are common. Sorry but we need more info. ...Read more

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Can you take maca root pill form and geritol complete together?

Can you take maca root pill form and geritol complete together?

Why?: Supplements and vitamins are only needed if you have a documented deficiency. See your doctor for evaluation if you have any medical problems. ...Read more

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Do I need to start geritol the day of my cycle or can I start before?

Do I need to start geritol the day of my cycle or can I start before?

Geritol: Geritol (http://www. Geritol. Com/) is a brand of multivitamins. As such, they're meant to be taken daily w/o regard to your cycle. So it really doesn't matter. Just do it. Well, that's assuming that you believe that multivitamins will make a difference (although no such research evidence exists yet). Instead, focus on eating healthy, exercising regularly & getting enough quality sleep. ...Read more

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Could geritol cause sleeplessness?

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Could geritol cause sleeplessness?

Geritol: It contains iron, which improves tiredness when there is iron-deficiency anemia. ...Read more

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Can geritol help get you pregnant?

Can geritol help get you pregnant?

No, that is: A rumor. There is some evidence that iron supplementation may help ovulation and geritol has iron, but there is no geritol effect. Many women have gotten pregnant on geritol but it was coincidence. The effect of the iron is minimal but it won't hurt. ...Read more

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Want work more to get pregnant geritol or prenatal pills im 23

Want work more to get pregnant geritol or prenatal pills im 23

Hello.: Hello. Geritol is a brand of multivitamin which has extra iron and is manufactured by glaxo-smith-kline. Iron content is between 9.5 mg and 16 mg in tablets and liquid has 18 mg. It has been touted to help women become pregnant (anecdotal) however the average prenatal vitamin has about 30 mg of iron. Prenatal vitamins also have higher doses of Folic Acid which is very important. If you plan to get pregnant, prenatal vitamins are the way to go because of the added folate (folic acid). ...Read more

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Is geritol good for me since I have pcos?

Is geritol good for me since I have pcos?

Supplement/PCOS: There is no evidence that any multivitamin like geritol has any benefit in patients with pcos. ...Read more

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Can I take geritol to become pregnant?

Can I take geritol to become pregnant?

If over 70: Geritol is an irion supplement tonic. It will do nothing to help you get pregnant, except maybe make you a little more "peppy" as the ads say. ...Read more

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Will liquid Geritol help to conceive quicker?

Will liquid Geritol help to conceive quicker?

No: Geritol is not known to help you conceive. If you are trying to conceive, its best to be on pre-natal vitamins rather than Geritol. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can taking geritol liquid stop you from getting a period?

Can taking geritol liquid stop you from getting a period?

Not likely: I've not heard of anyone taking geritol liquid to stop a period. I'm assuming you are talking about the vitamin supplement, that is advertised for seniors.
If you are sexually active consider checking a pregnancy test if you missed your period. ...Read more

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I was told that there is a baby in every bottle of geritol. So will geritol aide in getting pregnant?

I was told that there is a baby in every bottle of geritol. So will geritol aide in getting pregnant?

Health Beliefs/Myth: Hi

while geritol is a vitamin and, I believe, an iron supplement, it is not a known to assist in getting pregnant.

I would want to know who advised you to use geritol and a slew of other questions about your health, your history with pregnancy and your menstrual history. I would also ask a detailed sexual history and std history to rule out any potential difficulties to getting pregnant. ...Read more

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I started spotting 4 days before my expected cycle ending the day after my cycle I've been taking geritol complete pills what could this be?

I started spotting 4 days before my expected cycle ending the day after my cycle I've been taking geritol complete pills what could this be?

Happens frequently: It is not unusual for a woman to have some irregularities in her menstrual cycle. This can occur randomly and if certain things are going on. Increased stress & certain medications can cause irregular spotting. Your age would be important to know because as we get older that also can cause irregular cycle. Causes such as fibroids, uterine overgrowth and hyperplasia are common causes to eval. ...Read more

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My cycle was 1 day late n August now it's 2-3 days late thismonth September do I need totake a hpt I've been taking geritol complete pills?

My cycle was 1 day late n August now it's 2-3 days late thismonth September do I need totake a hpt I've been taking geritol complete pills?

Wait 3-4 days: You may wish to wait 3-4 days to do the test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. Geritol would not affect the test result or the risk of pregnancy. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. ...Read more

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What will happen if you take a prenatal pill and take geritol tonic and a folic acid pill?

What will happen if you take a prenatal pill and take geritol tonic and a folic acid pill?

Vitamins: You certainly don't need anything more that what's in the prenatal, but if you took all three by accident, there is no harm done. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to take geritol complete vitamins & stresstabs advanced vitamins together?

Is it safe for me to take geritol complete vitamins & stresstabs advanced vitamins together?

Vitamins: Mega doses of synthetic vitamins have no scientific evidence for health benefits. In fact, toxic effects can occur with high doses of fat-soluble vitamins such as a, d, e. Please be cautious. ...Read more

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Is it true that geritol multi-vitamins are for old people only?

Is it true that geritol multi-vitamins are for old people only?

Not true: Vtamins are vitamins. Although quality varies between manufacturers, the vitamins found in geritrol should not differ from other sources. The one issue with geritrol is that it contains iron, which is often not required in young people and can actually be harmful if over ingested. Always check iron levels prior to taking vitamins with iron supplements. ...Read more

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Will liquid Geritol help? I've been trying to get pregnant since high school

It couldn't hurt.: Geritol, or any vitamin supplement could help you conceive, in particular if you had some vitamin or iron deficiency that it helped to correct. However, if you have been unable to get pregnant, and have been trying for 12 years, then I feel you really need to see a doctor to talk with you, examine your, and do some tests to help figure out what is the problem. ...Read more

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Ttc for 3 months. Can a geritol multivitamin help me conceive?

Ttc for 3 months. Can a geritol multivitamin help me conceive?

No, it will not: Improve odds of conception. Please do take prenatal vitamins if trying to conceive (although it does not ^ pregnancy odds). ...Read more

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Can the combination of goat weed, geritol, and maca root help me get pregnant if I have a hormone surge?

Can the combination of goat weed, geritol, and maca root help me get pregnant if I have a hormone surge?

No: Every culture has some rather unique ideas on how to help women get pregnant, which shows how much we humans value babies and the ability to have lots of them. It's safe to say, "none of those wild ideas actually work". Stay healthy, eat nutritious foods, be happy, be relaxed, have lots of sex around ovulation time, . . . And if that doesn't work after 6 months, call the doctor again. ...Read more

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Hello I was wanting to know if its nothing wrong with my hormones will it be okay if I take the geritol vitamin because I am wanting to get pregnant?

Hello I was wanting to know if its nothing wrong with my hormones will it be okay if I take the geritol vitamin because I am wanting to get pregnant?

Geritol: Will not help you get pregnant. There are better and cheaper vitamins available at any drug store. Try prenatal vitamins if you're trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Does Geritol liquid affect my birth control pill?

Does Geritol liquid affect my birth control pill?

No: No, as it is a multivitamin product, there is nothing in there that should interact with your BC pill. Best wishes! ...Read more