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Why does my multivitamin make me nauseous? Is there anything that can help?
Medically reviewed and edited by Tod Cooperman, M.D.
Answer:A variety of ingredients in multivitamins may cause nausea, depending on the amount of each and your sensitivity. See the Avoiding nausea section of the Multivitamin/Multimineral Supplements Review for details and how to avoid these. Also see our Top Picks for multivitamins.
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