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Why does my multi-vitamin make me sick to my stomach?

I take it with food and sometimes it still makes me want to vomit.


Asked by Anonymous at 4:53 PM on Mar. 25, 2010 in Health

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Answers (9)
  • take it a half hour AFTER you eat,not with food.The coating is irritating to the stomach

    Answer by TMJ121099 at 4:55 PM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • Mine did the same thing. My doctor told me to take it before i went to bed and I never noticed the uneasy feeling again.

    Answer by Amanda7891 at 4:55 PM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • Some multi-vitamins have double, even tripple the daily amount of certain vitamins and minerals, and when you add that to what you eat during the day it can make you sick.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:56 PM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • Same here, be sure to eat plenty and not take it on an empty stomach, also I always get queezy (sp?) and light headed, so I always cut them (the big ones) in half and take one in the morning, another with my meals..or after. Also, if you're pregnant you're going to me even more senstive to the smells and burping will also gross you out after taking the multi or prenatal vitamin, ,,,evne when you "pee" the smell will overwhelm you. I finally just switched to adult gummys or the childrens...take 4 or those a day in their place.

    Answer by Jeda624 at 4:57 PM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • Try a different vitamin (it may be the iron or the zinc upsetting your stomach), or try a lower dosage, more than once a day.

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:05 PM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • mine did it to take it before bed instead of in the morning that change worked for me

    Answer by jaksonsmommy at 5:25 PM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • I dont know, I was recently taking centrum complete and slept for 15 hours STRAIGHT yesterday!!!! Have decided another one of those pills will never cross my lips again! lol If anything I will go back to flintstons complete twice a day. Thats what my OB put me on as a prenatal when I was pregnant.

    Answer by mommymeof2 at 6:48 PM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • I always take mine at bedtime with the rest of my supplements and meds that way I never feel upset stomach.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 8:29 PM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • That used to happen to me, then my mom suggested I get a multi-vitamin that is Iron free. Turns out the Iron was making me sick. She gets sick with too much Iron too.

    Nearly every brand has an Iron free version, so I guess it's something common.

    Answer by DaphneMae at 9:20 PM on Mar. 25, 2010

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