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Taking pnv & folate (folic acid) side effects?

Taking pnv & folate (folic acid) side effects?

Nausea: Usual side effects are nausea and sometimes vomiting. ...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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What are the side effects of folic acid supplement?

Cramp diarrhea: High doses of Folic Acid might cause abdominal cramps, diarrhea, rash, sleep disorders, irritabilit, confusion, nausea, stomach upset, behavior changes, skin reactions, seizures, gas, and excitability.
Folic acid in 800-1200mcg might increase the risk of heart attack in people who have heart problems. Don't take more than 400mcg a day unless directed by your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Can too much folic acid inhibit methotrexate? Was on 1mg folic acid/day & great long time. Due to side effects, increased to 3mg folic acid & now flaring

Can too much folic acid inhibit methotrexate? Was on 1mg folic acid/day & great long time. Due to side effects, increased to 3mg folic acid & now flaring

Too much folic acid: Imo, doses above 1 mg daily are a waste of money. Higher doses simply get excreted in the urine. Many rheumatologists do not routinely prescribe Folic Acid with Methotrexate unless there is evidence of Methotrexate toxicity. ...Read more

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I am on risperidone, palodrel, clomid, (clomiphene) folic acid, multivitamins. I'm afraid about side effects & toxins. Pls what do you advice?

I am on risperidone, palodrel, clomid, (clomiphene) folic acid, multivitamins. I'm afraid about side effects & toxins. Pls what do you advice?

Risperdal: I advise talking with your treatment team (psychiatrist, pcp & ob/gyn.) about risks versus benefits of medications while planning to get pregnant. ...Read more

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My doc says im aneamic and has prescribed me dexorange syrup it has iron folic acid and vitamin B12 but im afraid will it giv me any side effects?

My doc says im aneamic and has prescribed me dexorange syrup it has iron folic acid and vitamin B12 but im afraid will it giv me any side effects?

Anemia treatmemt: Other than possible constipation, caused by iron, the syrup (s) your physician (p) prescribed will give harmless. Ask your p what you folate, (folic acid) iron and B12 values are. If they are normal, you will gain nothing by the s. Anemia can come from blood loss, either by GI or menstrual losses. If you iron (i) level is low, and you eat meat, consider one of those as the cause of your anemia. ...Read more

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Is it true that folic acid and green tea supplements help fight cervical dysplasia and HPV? Any side effects?

Is it true that folic acid and green tea supplements help fight cervical dysplasia and HPV? Any side effects?

Adjunct only: The claims about green tea are based on Petri dish work. I think it's rubbish. You will pee out any folic acid beyond that your body needs. HPV is ubiquitous but if you have dysphasia and do not comply with treatment that is essentially 100% effective if done on time, it can cost you your life. Be discerning and good luck. ...Read more

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My doctor has put me on 5mg folic acid daily. Is this causing my stomach upset? What side effects are common? I have low folic acid

My doctor has put me on 5mg folic acid daily. Is this causing my stomach upset? What side effects are common? I have low folic acid

See below: Your stomach upset is not likely to be related to your folic acid intake. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. If the symptoms persist more than 3-4 days, you should consult your doctor.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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What is the side effect of folic acid on baby?

What is the side effect of folic acid on baby?

Folic acid: Folic acid deficiency can cause neural tube defects in the fetus, and Folic Acid supplementation can prevent them. Folic acid supplementation around the time of coneception reduces the incidence of neural tube defects by 50 to 70 percent. ...Read more

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It's okay to take bee propolis and folic acid it's there a side effect?

It's okay to take bee propolis and folic acid it's there a side effect?

Listen to your body: Re-evaluate why you want to take bee propolis. There are different varieties and they may have different effects. Do not take if allergic to bees. In some persons it can cause adverse allergic reactions, so if you take start with a small amount. ...Read more

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I have a vitiligo and I am taking 1000mcg vitamin b12, 800mcg folic acid, 300mg a-lipoic acid and taking daily sunlight, does all these hav any side eff?

I have a vitiligo and I am taking 1000mcg vitamin b12, 800mcg folic acid, 300mg a-lipoic acid and taking daily sunlight, does all these hav any side eff?

All very safe: Vits. B12, Folic Acid and Alpha Lipoic Acid are all very safe without side effects. B12 and a-lipoic acid are in many foods. Folic acid is actually synthetic but we covert it folate, found in food. About half of people have trouble converting folic acid to folate so you might be better off taking the L-5-MTHF form of folate.
See http://www. Progressivehealth. Com/vitiligo-home-remedies. Htm for more. ...Read more

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I am taking folvite (folic acid) 5mb tablet for 2 months. I feel nausea for the first time for past 4 days. Today is my due date for my periods. Is it side effect?

I am taking folvite (folic acid) 5mb tablet for 2 months. I feel nausea for the first time for past 4 days. Today is my due date for my periods. Is it side effect?

No: Nausea is not a likely side effect of a vitamin you have been taking for two months. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to take folic acid or pre-natal vitamins bought from pharmacy? Is there side effect from these vitamins and pills? I want to conceive

OTC vitamins: The over the counter vitamins can be taken as recommended. However, if you are trying to get pregnant the OTC vitamins contain only 800 mgs. Of folic acid and 1000 mgs/day is recommended in prescription pills to avoid fetal neuro tube defects. ...Read more

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I am trying 2 get pregnant, so I started taking folic acid, vitamin b, ferrous for blood, been having regular sex. I ave sides nd tommy pain. Can I be?

I am trying 2 get pregnant, so I started taking folic acid, vitamin b, ferrous for blood, been having regular sex. I ave sides nd tommy pain. Can I be?

Do a pregnancy test: If u miss ur period. Check out these link. God bless u! http://m.Activebeat. Co/your-health/women/am-i-pregnant-the-10-tell-tale-signs-that-youre-expecting/? Utm_source=google;utm_campaign=adwords;utm_medium=cpc;utm_keyword=signs%20of%20pregnancy;gclid=cng32tlzgbwcfvgvfgod3egaua. ...Read more

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Leg muscles very sore since I started methotrexate 7.5 weekly is this a common side effect. 5mg of folate (folic acid) on days without mtx?

Methotrexate effects: Muscle soreness is not a common side effect, but can happen. You should get further laboratory work up to check your liver, kidney and muscle enzymes. Yes, folate (folic acid) supplementation is recommended while taking methotrexate. ...Read more

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Dr I'm 10 weeks pregnant, I had 2 miscarriages before at 5 weeks, now I have baby aspirin, clexane injection, folic acid, any side effect to baby?

Dr I'm 10 weeks pregnant, I had 2 miscarriages before at 5 weeks, now I have baby aspirin, clexane injection, folic acid, any side effect to baby?

It is likely safe: Enoxaparin ("Clexane" in UK; "Lovenox" in US) is commonly prescribed to pregnant women and is believed to be safe. It should be stopped before delivery.

Aspirin should not be used during pregnancy *unless prescribed by a doctor*; it is commonly prescribed to treat antiphospholipid syndrome (which can lead to miscarriages) and preeclampsia. ...Read more

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Swollen nodes down right side neck armpit chest stomach and groin painful when pressed 5 month + CBC normal except folate (folic acid) deficiency cud it be cancer?

Swollen nodes down right side neck armpit chest stomach and groin painful when pressed 5 month + CBC normal except folate (folic acid) deficiency cud it be cancer?

See doctor: Five months is a long time to wait for enlarged nodes to be evaluated. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. Biopsy of the node may be needed to settle the issue. Please see your doctor at your earliest convenience.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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What are the effects of folic acid in your body?

What are the effects of folic acid in your body?

Folic acid health: Folic acid is naturally found in green leafy vegetables "foliage." in women Folic Acid helps prevent neural tube defects and in everyone is responsible for blood cell health and the production of the chemicals the brain needs to stay healthy. The "trimonoamines" dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine all require Folic Acid to be produced. Even dna requires Folic Acid to help turn genes on and off. ...Read more

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What are the effects of taking too much folic acid?

Basically non-toxic: Folic acid is a very safe supplement even at quite high doses. Here are links to reliable research publications on the topic:

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/2667316

http://www. Thelancet. Com/journals/lancet/article/piis0140-6736%2870%2991845-3/abstract

doses of 1000mcg daily are not toxic. ...Read more

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Hi Docs: If + for 2 MTHFR genes, what are possible effects on body from foods high in folate (folic acid)? And is it typical to have lowish (<6) serum folate (folic acid)?

Need more not less!: If you have a problem with two MTHFR genes, you actually need folic acid supplementation. Foods high in folate will help you not hurt you. I usually recommend 4mg of folic acid a day, along with 1000ug of B-12 and 100mg B-6 per day and a bab aspirin. Some women with the MTHFR defect have repeated miscarriages. In my experience, the above supplements decrease the risk of this. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I am 14 weeks pregnant and I don't take folic acid is this wrong or have any effects on the baby?

I am 14 weeks pregnant and I don't take folic acid is this wrong or have any effects on the baby?

Depends on diet: Folic acid dramatically decreases risk of a group of birth defects known as neural tube defects. It is most important in the first 6 weeks of pregnancy and is best started before conception. However, the vast majority of women who don't take it in early pregnancy have healthy babies. Many foods (esp. Wheat) are enriched with Folic Acid and many foods (esp. Greens and beans) supply folate (folic acid). ...Read more

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Effects of mtfhr gene heterozygous c/t over time? Most effective treatment folic acid or it's metabolite?

Effects of mtfhr gene heterozygous c/t over time? Most effective treatment folic acid or it's metabolite?

Unknown: I do not entirely understand your question (what does c/t over time mean?). The mtfhr gene mutation is associated with coronary artery disease. It is not clear if Folic Acid helps. It would be helpful to see an internist or a cardiologist to discuss risk reduction. ...Read more

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I've been taking fefol iron & folate (folic acid) supplements and having bad stomach effects is this normal?

I've been taking fefol iron & folate (folic acid) supplements and having bad stomach effects is this normal?

Maybe.: Iron supplements frequently cause constipation. It is usually mild but can occasionally be severe. It is common practice to provide mild stool softeners when this occurs. ...Read more

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