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how much folate should i take

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angela Zhang
18 years experience Family Medicine
Yes.: All women in their childbearing years should take folate, (folic acid) especially if they are actively trying to conceive. Folic acid helps reduce the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
B12: Less folate (folic acid) won't leave you with brain damage. Truth be told, though, as one of tomorrow's physicians you already know you don't treat la ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aurea Tomeski
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Okay: To continue folic acid Actually 1 mg is enough. You should also take daily iron supplement since ferritin is low
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A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See: Folate is an essential prenatal vitamin. B12 supplements are not.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Folic acid: Hi, the maximum recommended dose for Folic acid is 4 mg, but folic acid is water soluble vitamin and can be easily excreted from kidneys unless you ha ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
21 years experience Fertility Medicine
Not hurting: Any vitamin supplement has very little impact on sperm and male fertility. It will not cause any harm though.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
4 mg a day: Typically dose for women trying to conceive would be 400 mcg a day, but if you have a truly diagnoses folate (folic acid) deficiency, then i would lik ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
How low was level?: I recommend Vitamin D supplementation based on each patient's blood level. If it is very low, I prescribe a twice weekly, prescription strength form. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
If you are pregnant: Then it can help prevent a specific class of spinal cord defects called "neural tube defects." if you are not pregnant, then eating a good and balan ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Warfarin: It's ok to take warfarin and folate (folic acid).

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