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Should I let my doctor know I'm taking manganese?

There are several reasons why you should let you doctor know if you're taking manganese. For one, it may interact poorly with a medication or supplement you're taking. Manganese may decrease the effectiveness of certain antibiotics, for instance. Likewise, manganese might interact poorly with medical conditions involving the liver, heart, and bile duct, causing harm to your health. Also, if you're pregnant or breastfeeding, your doctor can let you know a safe level of manganese to take to avoid possible harming your child.

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