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Do prenatal vitamins require a prescription?

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Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

There are perfectly good prenatal vitamins available over the counter. Just be sure to check with your doctor that there are adequate levels of vitamins such as folate (folic acid) in them. Also make sure they are labeled as prenatal vitamins.
..Other vitamins may have concentrations of certain components that are either too high to take or not recommended during pregnancy.

In brief: No

There are perfectly good prenatal vitamins available over the counter. Just be sure to check with your doctor that there are adequate levels of vitamins such as folate (folic acid) in them. Also make sure they are labeled as prenatal vitamins.
..Other vitamins may have concentrations of certain components that are either too high to take or not recommended during pregnancy.
Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

In fact you can get everything you need from an over the counter adult multivitamin or two flintstones chewables.

In brief: No

In fact you can get everything you need from an over the counter adult multivitamin or two flintstones chewables.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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