Vitamin supplements and chemo

I finished chemo 3weeks ago. Owing to having a gastric sleeve over a decade ago, I was advised to take a multivitamin everyday but  was told to withhold while undergoing chemo. How soon will it be safe to start taking them again?

  • Hi Elfbell,

    Thanks for getting in touch. It must be such a relief to reach the end of your treatment and I hope that you are keeping well?

    The best person to advise when it is safe to resume taking your vitamins, would be your oncology team. Its not uncommon they may wish you to wait a period before you resume any supplements or vitamins.

    Unfortunately, as we are not directly part of the NHS, we have no access to patient record that can allow us to advise you individually about your care and what supplements are safe to resume taking.

    Wishing you well with your recovery.

    Best wishes


    Macmillan Cancer Information Nurse Specialist



    Audrey- Macmillan