After platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatments of any kind, patients are often advised to avoid certain medications or supplements because they can worsen bleeding or bruising. For example, ibuprofen and fish oil are two common ones that medical professionals of all types recommend stopping temporarily before and after a procedure. But, patients often want to know, “Can I take multivitamins after PRP?”
The advice may vary based on the provider. Though, some will advise patients to discontinue multivitamins for a week or so after a platelet rich plasma procedure. This is because multivitamins often contain vitamins and minerals patients would otherwise be told to stop. The reasoning to temporarily discontinue taking multivitamins is the same as the aforementioned medications and supplements; they can worsen bleeding or bruising.
The vitamins and minerals sometimes in multivitamins that your provider may tell you to stop using for about a week after the procedure include:
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
- Fish oil
- Vitamin A
- Cod liver oil
Certain foods or food additives may also worsen certain side effects:
- Flax oil
- Astaxanthin (naturally found in salmon)
If a patient takes a particular supplement for a medical reason, check with your provider during the consultation appointment. Most of the time, it is okay to continue it with the understanding that it could worsen bruising, bleeding, and discomfort. Many common supplements though such as Vitamin C and iron do not pose a risk after platelet rich plasma treatment.
Multivitamins—and supplements in general—likely do not impact the efficacy of the PRP treatment. Aspects of lifestyle though like returning to activity too early or exposing the area to the sun can make the treatment less effective. Making sure to adhere to your provider’s recovery and aftercare rules is the best way to promote the best possible results from your platelet rich plasma treatment in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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