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Forum Name: Heart Failure

Question: can vitamins cause heart failure


 carol3 - Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:56 am

i'm 27 years old, i'm a female i never had any past diagnoses or surgeries, i grandmother did past away from breast canceri'm not currently taking any medications. my question is if i take biotin at 1000mcg, can i also take prenatal vitamins and multi vitamins without overdosing on those vitamins
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:45 pm

User avatar You do not mention why you take the biotin. Deficiency of this vitamin is rare and you should not need to take additional amounts unless prescribed by a doctor. Your prenatal vitamin would contain all you should need and overdosing on some vitamins can be a problem so I would avoid, especially in pregnancy. In some cases the extra vitamin is mostly excreted and it's just money down the drain, but when you are pregnant, there are unknown factors and it's best not to take any chances. Obviously we do not test on pregnant women so we can't say that double-blind studies have shown problems, but it's best to be safe. You definitely should not need an additional multi vitamin unless perhaps you are carrying multiples (twins, triplets)

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