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Do i need to take folic acid during the first month of pregnancy?

Do i need to take folic acid during the first month of pregnancy?

Very important: This is very important. Your needs will usually be met by taking a prenatal vitamin. It is best if you can start taking folate (folic acid) before you even become pregnant. ...Read more

Folic Acid (Definition)

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


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Starting inositol for fertility related issues pcos; do I need to take folic acid as well?

Inositol: Inositol does not contain Folic Acid and is not a substitute for it. When you are trying to conceive it is always a good idea to supplement with 1-4mg of folic acid. This helps reduce certain birth defects. ...Read more

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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

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I don't plan on getting pregnant right now, and I am using birth control. Do I still need to take folic acid?

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

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What are signs that i need to take both multi vitamin and a folic acid pill?

What are signs that i need to take both multi vitamin and a folic acid pill?

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

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I am taking folic acid during pregnancy. Currently 4 months pregnant. Please confirm if i need to take any other medication. Thanks?

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

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Am pregnant 6 M, I started eating prenatal vitamines(pink tablette)since only 1 month, do I need to take extra folic acid or omega 3?

Prenatal vitamins: The most critical vitamin for you and the baby is folic acid. Have your ob/gyn confirm that the vitamin you are taking is best for you. ...Read more

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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

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What can people take folic acid for?

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

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Can you take levoflaxin with folic acid?

Yes: I know of no problem arising from this combination. Beware though that some of the minerals that are in some vitamins can decrease the absorption of levofloxin if they are taken at the same time. Best wishes ...Read more

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How much folic acid should I take each day?

1-5 mg.: Most adults should consume 1 mg of Folic Acid daily - especially women in reproductive age and individuals at risk for cardiac events. Women should probably consume up to 5 mg daily between the ages of 16-46. ...Read more

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Should u take folic acid when trying for a baby?

Should u take folic acid when trying for a baby?

Yes.: A would take pre-natal vitamins while trying to conceive. These vitamins have 800mcg of folic acid. This is reasonable nutritional support. ...Read more

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How many folic acid tablets can you take in a day?

Depends on mg's: of the tablets. If there is a history of neural tube defects than your doctor may prescribe a higher level of folic acid if you desire to become pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it true if you take folic acid you should take b 12?

No. : You should only be on B12 if B12 deficient. Folate (folic acid) is good for woman of reproductive age to reduce chance of neural tube defects. I see that you have already had a hyst, so that wouldn't be the reason for you... ...Read more

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Can I still take the folic acid even if it's 2 yrs expired .

Can I still take the folic acid even if it's 2 yrs expired .

New bottle: Folic acid is available over the counter at low cost. It would be better to just purchase a new bottle that is not expired. ...Read more

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How long does it take for folic acid to be absorbed by body?

Normally rapidly: In 1-2 hours there is significant absorption in experimental studies. In diseases of the GI tract, celiac disease, and alcoholism Folic Acid is not absorbed normally. ...Read more

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For daily use can i take 5/mg of folic acid or day after day?

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

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What is folic acid used for? Is it healthy to take it everyday

Pevent Spinal Bifida: Folic acid particularly in child bearing females is recommended to prevent spina bifida in the newborn especially during pregnancy. If you are not receiving folate (folic acid) from your usual diet, supplementals can help. ...Read more

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Would it be recommended to to take 800 mcg of folic acid a day?

Would it be recommended to to take 800 mcg of folic acid a day?

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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Can i take herbalife pills n also take a prenatal with folic acid?

Interactions: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What would be the largest amount of folic acid that is safe to take?

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

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Hi.. when is the best time of the day to take folic acid? And how many mg?

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

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Should I be concerned about forgetting to take my folic acid multiple times?

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

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Can you have an overdose of folic acid if you take 400mcg twice a day and regularly?

Can you have an overdose of folic acid if you take 400mcg twice a day and regularly?

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

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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

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How many folic acid tablets of 5mg you have to take everyday? And what is the best time of the day?

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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