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PREVALENCE OF PEOPLE THAT USING MULTIVITAMINS AND EXPERIENCING A SIDE EFFECT IN SAUDI ARABIA SA

Mohammed Ateih Awwad Alsofyani*, Maryam Hussain Ali Al-Essa, Mohammed Abdullah Assiri, Bashaer Mahboub Alalwani, Afrah Abdulraheem Abuzeefa and Sayed Ibrahim Ali

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Introduction: Multivitamins Are Also Used To Treat Vitamin Deficiencies. Constipation And Diarrhea May Occur When We Use Them. We Concerned To See The Prevalence For Using Multivitamins Supplementation & Awareness Of Their Side Effects Among Saudi People. Methods: We Will Conduct A Cross Sectional Study And Data Collected By Distributing An Electronic Questionnaire In 6/3To15/8/2017 And Approved By The King Faisal University In Alhass, SA. Both Gender Above 18 Years Were Included And Excluded People Below Them. Statistical Analyses Were Performed Using SPSS. Result: This Study Was Applied On 471persons From Different Areas Of Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia. Most Of Them Were Female 67.5 %.The Age Of Our Studied Group Was Above 18 Years. Most Of Them Was Healthy, Pre-University, From Western Area And Used Multivitamins For Weight Gain. 15.5% Had Harmful Effect And 69.6% Had Vitamins Or Minerals Deficiency (51.7% Iron Deficiency). 43.1% Used Them with No Prescription And 85% Used As Pill. 80.8% Considers Them Are Important To Them Health And 35.8% Believe There Is No Difference Between Used Them With Or Without Medical Advice. 24.9% Believe Them Have No Side Effects And16.3% Believe That Them Are Sufficient For The Variety And Quantity Of Food.70.7% Believe That The Amount Of Vitamins In The Food Is Not Sufficient For The Daily Body And 42.5% Of Them Read About Vitamins From Scientific Books. Conclusion: The Majority Of The Participants Were Use It According To Medical Advice And There Is A Less Percentage Of People That Experienced A Side Effect From Using That Supplementations. Objectives: To Determine The Prevalence, Reasons, Source Of Information Of Multivitamins Supplement Uses, And Their Side Effects.

Keywords: Multivitamins, Saudi Arabia.


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