Diet and Nutrition in Crohn Disease (cont.)
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Should I take vitamins?
Your need for vitamin and mineral supplements depends on several factors: your diet, which parts of your digestive tract are affected, and whether you have had surgery on your small intestine. The most common vitamin deficiencies are vitamins D and B-12, and the most common mineral deficiencies are iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. You will need to take folic acid if you are taking an immunosuppressant such as azathioprine (Azasan, Imuran) as it reduces the absorption of folic acid. Talk to your health care professional about taking supplements.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/9/2013
Sandeep Mukherjee, MD, MB, BCh
Simmy Bank, MD, MB, ChB
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
BS Anand, MD
Venkatachala Mohan, MD
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