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I just found out i am pregnant (3 weeks), I was taking food

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I just found out i am pregnant (3 weeks), I was taking food supplements daily intake of Vitamin A was approx 25,000 iu. Took these tablets for 2 weeks and stopped as soon as I found out. Could I have harmed the baby.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 12 months ago.

Dear customer,

Thanks for your question.

There are no studies done to establish at what level vitamin A becomes teratogenic. However most studies do not report adverse effects on 10,000 IU/d preformed vitamin A supplements. Based on animal studies the risk of having harmed your child is very low. Please refer the below article:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9431575

Take care.

Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 12 months ago.

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