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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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How long does it take for folic acid to be absorbed by body?

How long does it take for folic acid to be absorbed by body?

Normally rapidly: In 1-2 hours there is significant absorption in experimental studies. In diseases of the GI tract, celiac disease, and alcoholism Folic Acid is not absorbed normally. ...Read more

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I'm starting folic acid... Which is the best kind to take or does it matter as long as its folic acid? The kind I have is 400 mg?

Folate (folic acid) is best: Over folic acid. Folate is methylated and thus easily absorbed by a population of people who have a genetic mutation called MTHFR. There is a B12 w/folate that melts under the tongue available. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How long we can take folic acid when trying to have a baby?

How long we can take folic acid when trying to have a baby?

400-600 Micro-gram: You should start taking Folic Acid prior to getting pregnant even if you are not trying to conceive. Neural tube defects usually develop in the first 28 days of pregnancy, often before a woman even knows that she is pregnant. If you find you are pregnant and have not been taking folic acid, you should start now to help prevent any neural defects in the first three months of pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long after conception should one continue to take folic acid?

Doesnt matter: You may continue to take Folic Acid as long as you like. It is a simple vitamin that is good for you. ...Read more

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Im saying how long can I take folic acid for depression it seems to help?

Folic acid: As long as it is working, continue, unless otherwise advised by your doc. ...Read more

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Can i take centrum multivita , folic acid & priorin n at a same time for good hair growth? I want to have long thick hair.

Proteins: Why would you worry about overdoing it on vitamins when hair is made up of proteins, not vitamins? You need to be eating close to 100 grams of protein per day for health. If you are your hair will be better and healthier. ...Read more

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Ok to take folic acid & b vitamins beyond expiration date? If so, how long? A year?

No: Expiration dates are on medications and vitamins for a reason. Vitamins can lose their effectiveness. ...Read more

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My homocysteine level is 20, 17 and 20 again.The thrombosis unit told me to take b12, B6 and folate (folic acid). For how long and when should I get rechecked.

My homocysteine level is 20, 17 and 20 again.The thrombosis unit told me to take b12, B6 and folate (folic acid). For how long and when should I get rechecked.

Life long: I assume you are reporting your level in ?mol/l and in that case your levels are high.If you have a thrombosis related to elevated homocysteine level you should probably on those b vitamins for the rest of your life. You should get your homocysteine level rechecked in 6 months. ...Read more

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Am12 weeks pregnant.How long i hav to take folic acid tabs during pregnancy? When should I start to take iron& calcium tabs?Any other medicines needed?

Am12 weeks pregnant.How long i hav to take folic acid tabs during pregnancy? When should I start to take iron& calcium tabs?Any other medicines needed?

Please ask: Your OB or the person who is going to do you delivery and follow their recommendations since they may say something different than me i a sure u can call the office and ask the nurse these ?S or make a list to ask your OB at your next visit. ...Read more

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How long to Folic Acid tablets last for? The expire date says 2017, could I have purchased the tablets in 2010?

Unclear.: These can last indefinitely . Would not think you purchased them in 2010. Drugs last long after the expiration date and are good but are slow the effectiveness. If the date of expiration is 2017 they are fine. ...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 red that b12(500mcg), b2(25mg), b6(25mg), folic acid(800mcg), tmg(500mg) helping to live longer.Is it true or i'll do damage?

I red that b12(500mcg), b2(25mg), b6(25mg), folic acid(800mcg), tmg(500mg) helping to live longer.Is it true or i'll do damage?

Likely to help but..: No one can say for sure as studies on this have not been done, but the supplements you ask about (except b2) all help with methylation & reduce homocysteine. Theoretically this should increase longevity. B2 is an antioxidant that may also help. So no guarantees these will help you live longer, but chances are good they will, and they are unlikely to do any harm. ...Read more

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So how long after taking a folic acid and a prenatal can I become pregnant?

So how long after taking a folic acid and a prenatal can I become pregnant?

it is a good idea: To be on for 1 month before u try, but as long as u have started it when u are trying u should be fine and obviously u will continue once u are pregnant. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed folic acid with vitamine B and iodine for all pregnancy. Is the duration OK or it's too long?

Prenatal nutrition: Folate deficiency can cause neural tube defects and folic acid supplementation can prevent them. The ACOG does not currently endorse the prenatal-supplement recommendation of iodine, advising instead that women get their iodine through dietary sources. If having a well-balanced diet, vitamin B routine supplementation is not recommended. ...Read more

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Does folic acid boost fertility if so how long to start taking it if im trying to conceive?

Does folic acid boost fertility if so how long to start taking it if im trying to conceive?

It doesn't: Boost your fertility at all. It does set you up for a healthy pregnancy, is worth taking - suggest starting 3 months before you hope to conceive. ...Read more

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Found out unknown cause folate deficiency-rX 5mg folic acid tabs,how long before replenished? When to retest? Causes ?VIT D borderline deficient too

Folate (folic acid) deficiency : Folate (folic acid) deficiency can be caused by nutritional deficiency, medications, chronic diseases or frequent use of tanning beds. 5mg of folate (folic acid) is often used to treat deficiency. Usually 4 months of treatment is needed, then dose can be reduced. Levels may be rechecked after 2 a 4 months. ...Read more

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