Doctor insights on:
I Am No Longer Of Childbearing Age How Much Folic Acid Do I Need To Take
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
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
I am planning for a baby. my doctor suggested to take folic acid vit tablet. folic acid content is 600mcg. so how long should i take this?
Indefinately: You can start taking it now - and you don't need to stop it. ...Read more
No: Expiration dates are on medications and vitamins for a reason. Vitamins can lose their effectiveness. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
My folate (folic acid) level was 10,2 nmol/l (ref: 15,9-71,10). I am taking now folate pill. After how long would it be good to have it rechecked? Thx
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
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
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
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
- Talk to a doctor online
- Do i need to take folic acid with preednisone?
- How long do i take folic acid for when pregnant?
- How long should i take folic acid during pregnancy?
- How much folic acid does a woman need?
- Do i need to take the pill if i am nursing?
- How long do i need to take flovent for asthma?
- How long do i need to take bactrim for uti?
- How long should i be taking folic acid?
- How long do i take folic acid before getting pregnant?