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Folic Acid Medication
Prenatal vitamins: Prenatal vitamins have the suggested amount of Folic Acid to prevent neural tube defects seen in patients who don't get enough Folic Acid during pregnancy. It also has other vitamins and minerals needed for pregnancy as well. Ask your OB doc for the one they recommend. ...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
Can I take duphaston if I am on cardiomagnyl and folic acid? Are these medications safe during first weeks of pregnancy?
Talk tour OB: First Trimeterr is critical in organ formation. Therefore do not take anything without consulting your OB. ...Read more
What precautions should I take to decrease the episodes of crisis in sickle cell. I take folic acid & hydroxyurea as medication.
Hydration: Besides taking your medication, the most important thing you can do to reduce sickle crisis is to keep yourself well hydrated. You need to be exceeding 80 oz of water daily. Even the least little dehydration can lead to increased viscosity (thickness) of your blood, and this in turn can lead to increased sickling and a full-blown crisis. Avoid dehydrating things like sun, alcohol and caffeine. ...Read more
Daily vitamin: 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
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
I have mild thalassemia. And my doctor has given me medication of folic acid and vitamic c. What are those for?
Have started Zantac 300 (ranitidine) to be taken for 1 month I Have a Blood Test FBC, Serum Folate, (folic acid) Serum B12 can this medication interfere with it?
No: The test should be accurate while taking this medicine. I hope you are well. ...Read more
How often do I have to be monitored by any of these medications Prednisone, methotrexate, folic acid?
I am using 20mg of methotrexate and 5 mg of folic acid. Am I on the right medication to prevent joint damage?
I have hyper aggregation thrombocyte. I take low dose aspirin 100mg, vit e400iu, folic acid daily. Is there any diet or medication to cure it?
Hello~ if you have idiopathic thrombocytosis do not take low dose aspirin, unless advice from hematology. It can makes it worse. The treatment is plasmapheresis (thrombopheresis) when platelets are >1.5million. You need to see and be followed by competent Heme-Oncologist thanks
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3145107/ ...Read more
1.Can I take borth control on methotraxate? 2.Is it safe to take folic acid the same day? 3.Can I drink apple cider vineger while on the medication?
1. Yes you can take BC pills while on methotrexate, you don't want to get pregnant while on the drug, better use as well an extra method for more protection, e.g a barrier.
2. Better space out the folic acid from the methotrexate dose, possible antagonism, a minor interaction though.
3. As for apple cedar vinegar, don't drink it straight, dilute a 1-2 tbl spoons in a glass of water and sip it ...Read more
I have medication phobia. I can't take folic acid/vitamins in my pregnancy. I vomit everything when I take drug. Nw I m 16wk pregnant. What should I do?
Can you donate blood if you are taking prescription medications? Klonipin, cymbalta, 1 mg folic acid, singulair, qvar, Ventiolin, nasonex, latuda, (lurasidone) trazodone, as well as Allegra, and a multivitamin.
Donate blood: Yes, as long as you are compatible. ...Read more
I am 4 weeks and 6 days pregnant. I take prontogest, duphastone, folic acid and spazmocure when needed. What can I do about my asthma without adding any drugs?
Oxygen best for baby: You don't list any asthma drugs. If you are having symptoms of asthma - cough, wheeze, difficulty breathing - you may be depriving your fetus of oxygen. The side-effects of not enough oxygen is impaired fetal growth, development, premature birth & stillbirth. In 30 years I have never seen an adverse effect of asthma medications on pregnancy. Talk to your ob/gyn & an allergist or pulmonologist. ...Read more
If I'm planning on getting pregnant can I just run to the drug store and buy folic acid supplements for myself? Or do I have to consult with a doctor?
Severe RA. Dr. prescribed Actemra (tocilizumab) inj. Plaqunil. Methotrexate. Sulfasalazine. Norco. Folic acid. What 2 watch out for? Any concerns from theses drugs?
All drugs have: Side-effects, but this combination is usually well tolerated! ...Read more
Fertifol: Fertifol is a brand name for folic acid. It is available in a number of countries but not all. Folic acid is an orally absorbable vitamin B9 which is important in the metabolism of many of the chemical processes in the body. Taking adequate, 1-4 mg, of Folic Acid can help reduce certain birth defects (not all) while in early pregnancy. It is important to be taking this early - at conception if p. ...Read more
Nope.: All vitamin b complex substances are water-soluble, which means that excess ingested amounts are expelled in the urine, thus avoiding any hypervitaminosis risks. Only the elderly can have subacute spinal degeneration from inadequate vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) while taking excessive folic acid. ...Read more
Generally NO but...: Folic acid as a water-soluble vitamin has no known toxicity. However, there is evidence that very high doses may interfere with the action of some seizure medicines and thus may provoke seizures in those taking certain anticonvulants. Otherwise there are no known hazards from high Folic Acid intake. See http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/folate. ...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