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Who should not use manganese?

Certain people should not use manganese or should consult with a doctor before taking it. Those with liver disorders may not be advised to take manganese because these problems cause the body to store manganese already, and taking supplements might lead to an overdose. Likewise, people who already ingest a large amount of manganese are in danger of overdosing if they take manganese supplements. Also, people with illnesses of the kidneys or the bile duct might experience negative reactions from manganese. Additionally, pregnant and breastfeeding women may cause damage to their children if they take too much manganese. Finally, people who take certain antibiotics may need to avoid manganese, because it can decrease the effectiveness of those drugs.

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