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Should I let my doctor know I’m taking vitamin C?

Because vitamin C can interact with other medications, you should discuss any other medications, vitamins, or supplements that you are taking with your doctor prior to taking vitamin C. You should consult your doctor about your vitamin C dosage amount as well, because excessive amounts of vitamin C can cause negative effects within your body. If you have ever had allergic reactions to vitamin C, you should not take it and consult your doctor if your levels are low for additional options. Finally, if you have had kidney or liver problems, heart disease, anemia, diabetes, enzyme problems, or are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult your doctor before beginning a vitamin C regimen.

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