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Folic Acid Tablets 5mg Side Effects
Safe to take: There really shouldn't be any side effects at that dose. That is the recommended dose for many brands of over the counter vitamin c supplements. As with any pill/drug/supplement you may have upset stomach from taking it or have an allergic response to it. Alwys check with your doctor before starting any supplement to ensure that it is safe for you to take. Hope this helps. ...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
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
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
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
Uncertain: This drug is not prescribed very often. What is the reason it was ordered? It intereferes with the normal breakdown of blood clots, so can be helpful in some patients with very low platetlet counts who do not respond to transfusions and are bleeding. However, this effect can be dangerous if serious infections occur that can trigger clotting throughout the body. ...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
Lots!: You can get belly pain, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, painful urination, bloody urine, headache, flushing, lightheadedness, kidney stones, or even an allergic reaction (hives, facial swelling, etc.). Also Ascorbic Acid (vitamin c) can interact or interfere with medications. ...Read more
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
No problem: No known interactions between the two. You can take them together if indicated. ...Read more
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 ›
I've been taking fefol iron & folate (folic acid) supplements and having bad stomach effects is this normal?
Possible but rare: In general, B12 is very safe and well-tolerated and there is little danger in taking high doses. Occasionally nausea, diarrhea and rashes have been reported. It is advised to avoid in leber's disease, a rare hereditary eye condition. More info on B12 at http://lpi.Oregonstate.Edu/infocenter/vitamins/vitaminb12/ and http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/926.Html#safety. ...Read more
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