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Is nature bounty vitamin c plus zinc good to take

Patient: Is nature bounty vitamin c plus zinc good to take while pregnant or does it induces chances of miscarriage?

 

 

Doctor: Hi,Thanks for the query.I understand your concern.Zinc belongs to category A drugs in pregnancy, means no adv erse effects noted on fetus.Whereas vitamin C if taken in recommended amount, that is less than 120mg per day, may not harm the baby.More than that dose, it comes under category C drugs, means animal studies have demonstrated few adverse effects on fetus whereas sufficient human studies are lacking.So, better to maintain recommend dosage.Take care.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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