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Is it ok to take a prenatal and a multi vitamin at the same time?

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Dr. Brandon Bourgeous
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: If you are......

Pregnant, vitamin a is toxic to developing embryos in high doses.
Prenatal vitamins do not exceed that dosage. They also have extra Folic Acid an often extra iron. Some also are including dha and lutein for your baby's developing eyes and brain. I would tell my own patients to take only the pnv. If not pregnant, taking 2 vitamins can give you toxic doses of vitamins a, d, e & k.

In brief: If you are......

Pregnant, vitamin a is toxic to developing embryos in high doses.
Prenatal vitamins do not exceed that dosage. They also have extra Folic Acid an often extra iron. Some also are including dha and lutein for your baby's developing eyes and brain. I would tell my own patients to take only the pnv. If not pregnant, taking 2 vitamins can give you toxic doses of vitamins a, d, e & k.
Dr. Brandon Bourgeous
Dr. Brandon Bourgeous
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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine

In brief: Why?

Are you pregnant? The prenatal vitamin should be enough, if you are pregnant.
If you are not pregnant, one should be enough.

In brief: Why?

Are you pregnant? The prenatal vitamin should be enough, if you are pregnant.
If you are not pregnant, one should be enough.
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Dr. Clarence Lyons
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