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Prenatal pills WITHOUT being pregnant

Patient: Can i take prenatal pills when im not pregnant?

 

 

Doctor: Prenatal pills contain the same vitamins as regular multi vitamins with the addition of folic acid.In fact, some multi vitamins now contain 0.4mg -1.0mg of folic acid/day making them even more similar to prenatal vitamin pills.There is no harm in taking prenatal vitmain pills as a daily multivitamin even if you are not pregnant or trying to get prganant.The only thing to be concerned about is that they are sometimes more expensive and it may not be a cost effective option but it is safe from a health standpoint.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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