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What is a food folic acid medication for earlt pregnancy?

What is a food folic acid medication for earlt pregnancy?

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 (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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Can I take duphaston if I am on cardiomagnyl and folic acid? Are these medications safe during first weeks of pregnancy?

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

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What precautions should I take to decrease the episodes of crisis in sickle cell. I take folic acid & hydroxyurea as medication.

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

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Please describe the medication: folic acid?

Please describe the medication: folic acid?

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

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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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I have mild thalassemia. And my doctor has given me medication of folic acid and vitamic c. What are those for?

I have mild thalassemia. And my doctor has given me medication of folic acid and vitamic c. What are those for?

Stabilize RBCs: Thalassemia can shorten life span of rbcs. Folic acid and vitamin c are the fuel to make new rbcs hence keep hemoglobin stable and prevent sever anemia. ...Read more

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I have mthfr mutation and im currently on warfarin (2 of 5mg pills /day) and folic acid (1 pill), are those the right medications?

Depends: There are two possible mthfr mutations. 677 and 1298. Each is a little different. Folic acid may not be the best form of folate (folic acid) for you. Consider metafolin. ...Read more

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How often do I have to be monitored by any of these medications Prednisone, methotrexate, folic acid?

How often do I have to be monitored by any of these medications Prednisone, methotrexate, folic acid?

The timing depend: On how long you have been on methotrexate. The timing could be 2 to 12 weeks apart depend new start vs maintainence and whether if you had side effect in past. Should discuss this with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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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?

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?

T'cytosis: 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

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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.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?

Methotrexate: 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

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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?

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?

See your OB-GYN: Followed by whomever s/he refers. Is this all anxiety or is this hormonal? Do you have a history of food sensitivities, allergies? Start with the medical look-see, then move on to a psychologist, if needed. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Who all needs folic acid?

Who all needs folic acid?

Everyone: Everyone needs it to produce health red blood cells, and for fertility our bodies need it to synthesize and repair dna. Its particularly important in infants and during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is folic acid benefit?

What is folic acid benefit?

DNA repair, blood: Everyone needs it to produce health red blood cells, and for fertility our bodies need it to synthesize and repair dna. Its particularly important in infants and during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does folic acid ever expire?

Yes and no: Most folic acid tablets and multivitamins have an expiration date on the bottle. Frankly this is erroneous as this compound and many others, will not spontaneously degenerate. Only if the bottle is kept too warm or too wet will there be a change in the potency or quality. ...Read more

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What are fertifol folic acid?

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

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Which foods contain folic acid?

Which foods contain folic acid?

Many foods: In the US, many grain foods are fortified with folate (folic acid). Concentrations are the highest in liver, yeast, spinach, other greens, and nuts. ...Read more

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Can you get too much folic acid?

Can you get too much folic acid?

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

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Which kind of food has folic acid?

Leafy greens: Folic acid is coming from 'foliage' so think greens, lettuces, etc. ...Read more

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Could women get too much folic acid?

Could women get too much folic acid?

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

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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 19 yr olds use 400 mg folic acid?

Can 19 yr olds use 400 mg folic acid?

Folic Acid: Yes, not only is it safe every female who is even contemplating pregnancy should be taking 400 micrograms of Folic Acid daily. This helps prevent certain birth defects known as neural tube defects which occur in the brain and spine. ...Read more

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