Prenatal Vitamin Drug Interactions
It may not be safe to take certain medications with prenatal vitamins. Drug interactions with prenatal vitamins can occur when they are taken with medications such as aspirin, bisphosphonates, certain antibiotics, and some thyroid medicines. Some of these drug interactions can prevent the medications from being absorbed into the body, or may increase your risk of bleeding. Your healthcare provider may recommend that you take your prenatal vitamins a few hours before or after taking other medications.
An Overview of Prenatal Vitamin Drug InteractionsPrenatal vitamins can potentially interact with a few other medications. Some of these drugs that may lead to prenatal vitamin drug interactions include:
- Aspirin (Bayer® and others)
- Bisphosphonate medications, such as:
- Fluoroquinolone antibiotics (also known as quinolone antibiotics), such as:
- Tetracycline antibiotics, including: