Do Prenatal Vitamins Affect Birth Control?

Question

Asked by CJAY180

Do Prenatal Vitamins Affect Birth Control?

I'm on the depo shot but i want to take prenatal vitamins to help with my hair and nails. Will they affect my birth control or will it be okay?

Answer

They should not effect your birth control at all. Prenatal vitamins are simply vitamin packages that are designed to help the fetus grow not to help you become pregnant. I question your need for this specific vitamin package, though; it has higher than normal levels of iron, calcium and folic acid and reduced levels of vitamin A. If you look around you may be able to find vitamin packages specifically devoted to increasing hair, skin and nail health. Good luck.