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Folic Acid 100 Mg
Taking Lexapro 10 mg lamotrigine 200mg ,seroquel 100 mg pregnant 5 weeks taking 1 prenatale and folic acid 800mcg is that enough folic acid ?
More than enough: The CDC recommends that pregnant women take 400 micrograms per day of folic acid to give a 70% reduction in neural tube defects. They occur most commonly in the Irish ethnic population. You state that you are taking a prenatal vitamin. It probably contains the right amount of folic acid in it. Check the label and if it does then you can stop taking one of your pills! ...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
20 000 IU vit.A, 4000 IU vit.D3, 12 000 mcg Biotin, 800 mg Calcium, 100mg Niacin, 800 mcg Folic Acid, DAILY , is it safe ?
10 mg folic acid daily and heptral for high bilirubin, isn't 10 mg folic acid dangerous if I have thrombophilia genes?
Probably too much: Methotrexate seems to deplete the body of folic acid, and, while controversial, most rheumatologists recommend supplementation. The most common dose is 1 mg per day, but doses range from 5 - 10 mg weekly. 4 mg/day seems higher than usually recommended. There is some concern that too much folic acid might reduce the effectiveness of Methotrexate. Needs review with your doctor. Good wishes! ...Read more
Prescribed 1 mg folic acid, take multi-vitamin with 400mg folic acid, plus eat cereal (400mcg folic acid). Is this too much? Why psychiatrist presc?
Co factor: Folic acid, particular some forms which cross the blood-brain barrier, have been show to enhance the effect of antidepressants. It isn't typically toxic because it is water-soluble so you pass out any extra. Deplin is a prescribed form of this, a version of folic acid which gets across the blood-brain barrier. ...Read more
Absolutely: Folic acid is a normal component of most prenatal vitamins. An adequate intake of Folic Acid can help prevent neural tube defects which can lead to spinal cord and nervous system problems. Stick to the recommended daily allowance (rda) on the package. Taking too much may lead to other problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MTHFR gene: Read more on methylation here http://doccarnahan.Blogspot.Com/2013/10/whats-big-deal-about-methylation-update.Html.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes, qualified : Folic acid is metabolized to methyl folate. In some individuals this step is inefficient and metylfolate may be a better choice. Some people have adverse reactions to high dose folic acid. Biotin is generally considered safe. This high dose would be inappropriate during pregnancy. Add one at a time and listen to your body's response. ...Read more
Partly: High homocysteine is commonly due to methylation insufficiency. Folate (folic acid) is just one cog in the machinery. Other factors include magnesium, b12, zinc, b6. Lead toxicity can impair methylation. Use the best active form of folate (folic acid) which is l-methylfolate (folic acid). ...Read more
Can i take 5, 000 mg vitamin d, 600 mg omega-3's, 500 mg epa &dha , raspberry ketons, with 400mg bupropion & 10 mg citalopram each day?
Drug interactions: No direct negative interactions between the medications listed, although i recommend reviewing them with your prescribing doc. ...Read more
Can u take folic acid tablets and multi vitamins tablet containing folic acid each day? Is that over dosing?
Depends: Dose depends on the condition being treated (anemia, sprue, pregnancy). Generally a total intake more than 1 (one) mg a day is associated with a higher incidence of side effects like loss of appetite, nausea, gas, abd pain, irritability, etc. Check with your fp if you have further questions about safe amount of folic acid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is fefol (iron & folate (folic acid) supplement) 30 delayed release capsules suggested for anemia?
Yes for most but...: Folic acid is safe to take for most & there is no known toxic dose. However, about 20% of the population genetically have difficulty converting Folic Acid (a synthetic chemical) to the active l-5-mthf form (l-5-methyltretrahydofolate).If you have this genetic problem then high doses of Folic Acid may be hazardous & you should take the l-5-mthf form.See http://mthfr.Net/read-this-first/2012/01/25/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In certain groups.: -loss of appetite is one of the signs of Folic Acid deficiency. -in preschool children with poor appetite Folic Acid given for 20 days increased hunger (2007). -rats on a diet without folate for 23 days had low weight, gained it after supplementation (1989). -folic acid is especially important in infancy, adolescence, pregnancy (it protects against ntds) when cells ; tissues are growing rapidly. ...Read more
I've iron deficiency.I take ferose-f (100 mg iron+ 350mcg folic acid) is drinking tea or coffer after taking this medicine nullifies its effect.
For what?: Why are you supplementing? Were you told you have a deficiency? Are you pregnant or planning on getting pregnant in the not too distant future? You can get B12 naturally from wild fish like salmon and you can get folate (folic acid) aturally from green vegetables and whole grains. Get your vitamins naturally when ever you can. ...Read more