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Do I Need To Take Folic Acid With Preednisone
Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. ...Read more
Folic acid and pre-natal vitamins does one need to take folic acid in addition to pre-natal vitamins, or should pre-natal vitamins suffice since it already includes folic acid?
Hello. : Hello. Prenatal vitamins are different than regular multiple vitamins in a couple of ways. They have more folic acid, calcium and iron than a regular multiple vitamin. Vitamin a levels are often reduced. Some prenatal vitamins contain folate which is in a more bioavailable form (5-methyltetrahydrofolate). So normally you would not need to add a separate Folic Acid pill with your prenatal vitamin. Take care. ...Read more
I don't plan on getting pregnant right now, and I am using birth control. Do I still need to take folic acid?
No: It's important to get Folic Acid in your diet (from leafy green vegetables) for heart health but you don't need to take supplemen.Ts now. Once you are getting ready to try to get pregnant, it is important to start taking folate (folic acid) (800 mcg). Folate (folic acid) deficiency has been shown to increase the possibility of spina bifida, which is an opening in a baby's spine. There is no harm in taking folate (folic acid) any time. ...Read more
Few, if any...: Historically vitamins were largely discovered by deficiencies (3rd world countries); in 1st world countries this is rare. Vitamins are extremely prevalent in most foods (i.e. Cheap to isolate & sell), needed in only trace amounts (tiny quantities adequate), thus have become a big industry in 1st world countries, despite no/limited evidence of efficacy for many issues search via google & add "nih". ...Read more
I am taking folic acid during pregnancy. Currently 4 months pregnant. Please confirm if i need to take any other medication. Thanks?
Not usually: Unless your OB has done blood work and advised other medications (such as thyroid, iron, etc.), then no, Folic Acid is really the only thing you should make sure you are taking. It would be fine to add a prenatal vitamin/multivitamin along with it. Just as long as you are getting 1 mg of Folic Acid a day, you should be fine. ...Read more
In the psychiatric hospital, i was given a "therputic Multivitamin" daily. Do I need to take one? What to look for? (Take prescribed folic acid)
Multivitamin: A "therapeutic multivitamin" given in the hospital setting is typically very similar to a quality general multivitamin that you can buy in the store, such as the Centrum brand. Whether you need to take one or not depends on your condition. Folic acid (B9), thiamine (vitamin B1) and vitamin D3 are commonly prescribed separately depending on condition. Your primary MD is the best person to ask. ...Read more
Anemia: Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. Can help with anemia. ...Read more
Yes: No problem taking both.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why?: why are you taking so much? in pregnancy the recomnended dose is 0.8mg, and in alcoholic treatment, 1mg. most people only need 0.4mg a day. Taking more than you need is not likely to be harmful in case of a B vitamin since it is just going to be excreted in urine, but why spend the money? ...Read more
Yes: This is at the top end of the recommended intake. But you probably don't need to take it. Just make sure u eat plenty of fruits and veggies. Also, storebought bread usually has Folic Acid in it. I have seen many people who get upset stomach with this high dose. Why not just take 400 mcg, or rather, focus on eating right? Good luck! ...Read more
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See details: There may be no real safety issues and the kidney excretes what the body cannot use. Imo, it is unnecessary to take doses above 2 mg daily. ...Read more
Anytime: There is no best time of day to take folic acid. These days, most foods are fortified with folic acid to prevent folate defeciency. However, if you want to take a supplement, I would recommend 1 mg daily with a meal. Most multivitamins have this in them. Your best bet is taking one multivitamin daily. ...Read more
No: We are all busy and forget to take our vitamins sometimes. However, because Folic Acid is so important for health of pregnant women and prevention of birth defects in babies, steps should be taken to remember to take it as directed. Placing vitamins out of reach of children but within view of the pregnant woman is one possible solution. Another is to use an app for reminders. Family can help, too. ...Read more
Unlikely: Folic acid is a water soluble vitamin so toxicity is very unlikely unless you are taking massive doses. The dose you are taking should be safe but unless you have a deficiency then once a day should be sufficient. 400 mcg of folic acid is what is in most prenatal vitamins but some contain up to 1000 mcg. ...Read more
Im compound heterozygous, what would be the best folic acid to take, OTC and mg and how many a day?
OTC : Folic aviv, any brand is fine, and i would recommend 800mg once a day. It doesn't matter if you take it morning or night, with food or not but what matters is that you are consistent in your habits. ...Read more
How many folic acid tablets of 5mg you have to take everyday? And what is the best time of the day?
Too High Dose: 5 mgm is too high a dose.Have you been prescribed Folic Acid by your doctor.Maximum dose of Folic Acid for Meguloblastic anemia is 1mgm.Usual adult dose is 400 to 800 micrograms.Discuss with your doctor how much you need.It comes in a pill.And for pregnant women it is incorporated in the Prenatal Vitamin Pills ...Read more
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