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Do I Need To Take Folic Acid With Preednisone
How much metafolin and methylcobalamin can you take when trying to conceive?I have to take4mg of folic acid but isn'tmetafolin better? Can I take both
No data: Folic acid is frequently recommended because in some studies women taking it had a lower chance of having a baby with spinal problems. A higher dose, such as 4 mg is used if there is a factor that hinders Folic Acid acid metabolism. An example would be certain seizure medications. Metafolin is the natural form of Folic Acid but there are no studies to see if it prevents spinal problems. ...Read more
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
Any recommendations for prenatal supplements or folic acid and how much to take as I get acne whenever I start taking them so eventually stop.
0.4mg (400mcg) / day: The CDC & IOM recommend that all women of childbearing age consume 0.4 mg (400 micrograms) of folic acid daily to prevent two common and serious birth defects, spina bifida and anencephaly. The USPSTF recommends 0.4-0.8mg. Women who have already had a NTD-affected pregnancy should take 4.0 mg (4000 mcg). You can try to get some/most of your folic acid from fortified foods, & rest from vitamin. ...Read more
I want to be pregnant, is it safe to take multivitamins with 400mcg folic acid prescribed for pregnant women even if i'm not?What do u suggest to take?
Slighly anemic need to take vitamin with iron they upset my stomach can I take flinstones with iron and do I need two?
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Can I take probiotics and vitamins with Nexium (esomeprazole) in order to ensure my daily nutrients? I do NOT want to lack in anything. If yes, when should I take it
Yes, however...: Yes, this is wise because Nexium (esomeprazole) disrupts GI flora and reduces absorption of nutrients, esp. minerals. I advise taking Nexium (esomeprazole) for a few months at the most. It treats symptoms but does not cure. Take probiotics at start of a meal after Nexium (esomeprazole) and a good m ultivitamin on empty stomach before. See www.naturalnews.com/036336_PPIs_acid_reflux_side_effects.htm and follow link to Chris Kresser's articles ...Read more
How many micrograms of folic acid should I take with mthfr before I'm pregnant and after? Can you get too much folic acid?
Folic acid: Absolutely! All women of childbearing age should get at least . 4 mg of folic acid daily to prevent neural tube defects like spina bifida. There also is evidence that it may prevent Down' Syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities. Any multivitamin even gummies and Flinstones will have the right amount. It is important to start before any pregnancy and especially in the early weeks of pregnancy ...Read more
I have mthfr, was rx'ed baby aspirin and folic acid. The more people i talk to the more tell me folic acid is harmful to take. What should I take?
Methylfolate: Folic acid = synthetic. Methylfolate = natural. Folic acid also decreases folate receptors on cells and decreases folate binding proteins (this is bad). Avoid folic acid. Buy Solgar brand methylfolate 800 mcg or other brand. See how you feel in the am. If tired and foggy headed, take one methylfolate. More info: Http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2013/10/mthfr.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 18 y and I have hereditary spherocytosis, i want to know if taking high doses of (folate (folic acid) as metafolin) can help me? And cyanocobalamin can help too?
Yes: Yes, absolutely, take folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement . In addition, you may want to ask you md to check your iron level and if your iron is low- you should also take some iron supplement. With hs- you will have chronic hemolysis - rbc destruction -thus your body needs what ever it takes to hep produce new red blood cell to compensate with the hemolysis. Also you are at risk to have gallstones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am12 weeks pregnant.How long i hav to take folic acid tabs during pregnancy? When should I start to take iron& calcium tabs?Any other medicines needed?
Please ask: Your OB or the person who is going to do you delivery and follow their recommendations since they may say something different than me i a sure u can call the office and ask the nurse these ?S or make a list to ask your OB at your next visit. ...Read more
Why are you taking?: Yes, esp. If you are a man! it is generally unwise for men and post-menopausal women to take iron as you get adequate levels from diet. Iron is a pro-oxidant and if you aren't deficient appears to increase risk of heart disease and cancer. Men who lower iron load by donating blood have up to 88% less risk of heart attacks! see http://www.Anh-usa.Org/reduce-your-heart-risk/. ...Read more
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