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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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I am no longer of childbearing age. How much folic acid do I need now?

I am no longer of childbearing age. How much folic acid do I need now?

400 micrograms in mo: 400 micrograms daily is the recommended amount.. An unrestricted balanced diet provides this without supplementation in most cases. If you areon certain meds eg Methotrexate or have a restricted diet eg vegan / allergies this may not apply to you. ...Read more

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For what length of time do I have to take b-vitamins if I am b-deficient?

For what length of time do I have to take b-vitamins if I am b-deficient?

Depends On levels: It depends on the individual vitamins, blood levels and medical condition like anemia or other deficiency condition and follow up levels and check ups.Some vitamins are giving initially in high doses for certain time and after some time a maitainance doses like vit d and vit b12, for deficiency. ...Read more

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How much quantity of paroxetine should I take in a day? I am 21 years old want to control pe. Please help

How much quantity of paroxetine  should I take in a day? I am 21 years old want to control pe. Please help

Your own doctor: Should prescribe this medication and recommend dosage, if s/he feels it's indicated. Many men find doses of 10-20mg per day effective. Some may find this too much though. Please know there are also non-pharmaceutical ways of dealing with premature ejaculation, and you can ask your physician about those also. ...Read more

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Hi! I would like to know if taking a daily amount of vitamins implicates any risk for my health! and what if I take to much? Thanks!

Hi! I would like to know if taking a daily amount of vitamins implicates any risk for my health! and what if I take to much? Thanks!

Get a good diet: Taking a one-a-day along with extra vitamin d and calcium should cover your needs but get a good diet going with fruit and vegetables as they contain a lot of the antioxidants your body needs. You can take too much of some vitamins so stay with healthy foods. ...Read more

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I have mthfr, was rx'ed baby aspirin and folic acid. The more people i talk to the more tell me folic acid is harmful to take. What should I take?

I have mthfr, was rx'ed baby aspirin and folic acid. The more people i talk to the more tell me folic acid is harmful to take. What should I take?

Methylfolate: Folic acid = synthetic. Methylfolate = natural. Folic acid also decreases folate receptors on cells and decreases folate binding proteins (this is bad). Avoid folic acid. Buy Solgar brand methylfolate 800 mcg or other brand. See how you feel in the am. If tired and foggy headed, take one methylfolate. More info: Http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2013/10/mthfr.html ...Read more

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Im 41. Do I have to make any tests for ovulation before pregnancy.Just i need to have a baby so much .Plz help me. How can I avoid the risks?

Im 41. Do I have to make any tests for ovulation before pregnancy.Just i need to have a baby so much .Plz help me. How can I avoid the risks?

Prenatal vitamins: If you're already trying to conceive, start taking prenatal vitamins to lower risk of spinal tube defects. If you've been trying for over a year w/o success, go see your reproductive endocrinologist immediately as infertility is defined as more than a year of unprotected sex w/o pregnancy. While waiting for appt w/reproendo, go see family doc for basic check up to be sure you're otherwise heathy. ...Read more

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I am losing a lot of hair and would like to know if i can take biotin supplements even though I am breastfeeding? And if so , how much should I take?

I am losing a lot of hair and would like to know if i can take biotin supplements even though I am breastfeeding? And if so , how much should I take?

35 micrograms: Biotin is Vitamin B7. SO make sure none of your other supplements - Like your Prenatal vitamins (which you should still be taking if you are breastfeeding) - contain B7 (Biotin). The FDA recommends 30 mcg per day, and 35 if Breastfeeding. Post birth hair loss is a common, and benign process. Your hair is most likely to come back without doing anything specific. ...Read more

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What will happen if I take iron pills 27 mg and I am not pregnant .. Is that to much iron for me?

What will happen if I take iron pills 27 mg and I am not pregnant .. Is that to much iron for me?

Depends: Why are you taking the iron? Are you anemic? I noticed you put bleeding down as a condition. As long as you do not have too much iron already, 27 mg. daily is not a huge amount. To be sure, contact your provider if you have questions. ...Read more

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I take .5mg of lorazepam as needed, i take 2-3 times a week, i know that i cannot drink alcohol while on it, how long do I have to wait between the 2?

I take .5mg of lorazepam as needed, i take 2-3 times a week, i know that i cannot drink alcohol while on it, how long do I have to wait between the 2?

See below: Ideally, you should not be drinking alcohol if you have an anxiety disorder or taking lorazepam. If you really only take it as needed, to be safe, you should not drink any alcohol on the days you take the Lorazepam (so 24 hours). ...Read more

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Doctor recommended some vitamin d supplements, he didn't say how much to take. What is a safe dose with all my meds I am on ?

Doctor recommended some vitamin d supplements, he didn't say how much to take. What is a safe dose with all my meds I am on ?

Vitamin D dose: You need to have a baseline vitamind level and if it is low less than 40, you may need to get loading dose with as much as 50000 units by prescription weekly for 12 weeks and follow that by daily vit d3 of 2000 units daily to maintain level above 40 or 50 and less than 80. ...Read more

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Any recommendations for prenatal supplements or folic acid and how much to take as I get acne whenever I start taking them so eventually stop.

Any recommendations for prenatal supplements or folic acid and how much to take as I get acne whenever I start taking them so eventually stop.

0.4mg (400mcg) / day: The CDC & IOM recommend that all women of childbearing age consume 0.4 mg (400 micrograms) of folic acid daily to prevent two common and serious birth defects, spina bifida and anencephaly. The USPSTF recommends 0.4-0.8mg. Women who have already had a NTD-affected pregnancy should take 4.0 mg (4000 mcg). You can try to get some/most of your folic acid from fortified foods, & rest from vitamin. ...Read more

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Im taking B12 vitamins is 500mcg enough im 25yrs recomended daily dosage?I used to get shots but i want to see how I do with the pill which is better?

Im taking B12 vitamins is 500mcg enough im 25yrs recomended daily dosage?I used to get shots but i want to see how I do with the pill which is better?

Listen to your body: Methyl cobalamine 500 mcg in a chewable or sublingual from should work well. If you have trouble with UTI 's or skin infections remember that bacteria also like b-12. How was it determined that you were b-12 deficient? May be you are under stress and losing b-12 or deficient in stomach acid and not making intrinsic factor. It is helpful to know cause of deficiency and treat the cause, too. ...Read more

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If i take more prenatal vitamins than i post to what can happen and i'm not pregnant?

If i take more prenatal vitamins than i post to what can happen and i'm not pregnant?

Toxic: Too much of anything is not good. Prenatal vitamins usually have iron and other minerals essential to a developing pregnancy or breastfeeding mother. Part you will pee out (+$down drain), part can make you sick. Don't do this. See a dr if you think you are vitamin deficient. ...Read more

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