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PreNexa Use in Children, Men, or the Elderly

PreNexa is usually not recommended for children, men, or the elderly. Sometimes, prenatal vitamins are prescribed in place of regular vitamins in order to get them covered by insurance or Medicaid (although many insurance companies have caught on to this practice and now restrict prenatal vitamin coverage to pregnant women only). Many prenatal vitamins contain iron in doses that are too high for children.
 

Off-Label Uses for PreNexa

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend using PreNexa for something other than the conditions discussed in this article. People often wonder if taking prenatal vitamins may be helpful for hair growth.

Although pregnant women often have fuller, thicker hair that grows faster, this is due to hormones, not their prenatal vitamins. It is unlikely that prenatal vitamins will help with hair growth (or that they would be any better than a regular multivitamin for this use).
 
 
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