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My doc says im aneamic and has prescribed me dexorange syrup it has iron folic acid and vitamin B12 but im afraid will it giv me any side effects?

My doc says im aneamic and has prescribed me dexorange syrup it has iron folic acid and vitamin B12 but im afraid will it giv me any side effects?

Anemia treatmemt: Other than possible constipation, caused by iron, the syrup (s) your physician (p) prescribed will give harmless. Ask your p what you folate, (folic acid) iron and B12 values are. If they are normal, you will gain nothing by the s. Anemia can come from blood loss, either by GI or menstrual losses. If you iron (i) level is low, and you eat meat, consider one of those as the cause of your anemia. ...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 patients with polycythemia vera take folic acid and vitamin B12 supplements when deficient or will it cause clots?

Can patients with polycythemia vera take folic acid and vitamin B12 supplements when deficient or will it cause clots?

B12/Folate: If I understand your question correctly if a patient with pcv polycythemia vera have documented Folic Acid or B12 deficiency, then those could be replaced. However, if the levels of B12 and folate (folic acid) are normal in blood, then I would not recommend it. Thanks. ...Read more

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Is there a limit on how much liquid vitamin B12 with Folic acid you can take in a day?

Is there a limit on how much liquid vitamin B12 with Folic acid you can take in a day?

Yes there is...: Overdosing on folic acid can prevent the development of megaloblastic anemia, without correcting the underlying vitamin B-12 deficiency, Symptoms of vitamin B12 overdose include itchiness on different body parts, numbness, improper heart functioning, giddiness, regular headaches, increasing the risk of getting cancer (see: http://www. Newhealthguide. Org/Vitamin-B12-Overdose. Html) ...Read more

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I have vitamin B12 and folic acid deficiency. I was prescribed bactrum and read not to take if I'm folic acid deficient?

I have vitamin B12 and folic acid deficiency. I was prescribed bactrum and read not to take if I'm folic acid deficient?

Vitamins: Are you taking replacement B12 and folate? It would be very difficult for you at 18 years old to be deficient in these vitamins unless you were alcoholic and not eating. Nail down this diagnosis. You should be able to take the Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) but check with your physician just in case. ...Read more

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I have a vitiligo and I am taking 1000mcg vitamin b12, 800mcg folic acid, 300mg a-lipoic acid and taking daily sunlight, does all these hav any side eff?

I have a vitiligo and I am taking 1000mcg vitamin b12, 800mcg folic acid, 300mg a-lipoic acid and taking daily sunlight, does all these hav any side eff?

All very safe: Vits. B12, Folic Acid and Alpha Lipoic Acid are all very safe without side effects. B12 and a-lipoic acid are in many foods. Folic acid is actually synthetic but we covert it folate, found in food. About half of people have trouble converting folic acid to folate so you might be better off taking the L-5-MTHF form of folate.
See http://www. Progressivehealth. Com/vitiligo-home-remedies. Htm for more. ...Read more

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Serum folate (folic acid) 5.0 ng/ml hct 23% vitamin B12 78 pg/ml MCV 116 fl 1, what does this mean?

Serum folate (folic acid) 5.0 ng/ml hct 23% vitamin B12 78 pg/ml MCV 116 fl 1, what does this mean?

Low B12: And your severe anemia and very large red blood cells (high MCV) are probably the result. If you are a vegetarian, please reconsider or get with someone who can guide you about the supplements you need. If not, and you feel healthy otherwise, it's likely you have a problem absorbing vitamin B12, and will need injections frequently to fix the anemia and avoid permanent brain damage. It's serious. ...Read more

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My vitamin B12 level was 292. Is this too low? I was deficient in folate (folic acid) and my homocysteine level was 13.5.

My vitamin B12 level was 292. Is this too low? I was deficient in folate (folic acid) and my homocysteine level was 13.5.

Folate (folic acid) dieficiency: Would be uncommon in an 18 yo. A B12 level between 200 and 400 can be difficult to interpret. Under 200 clearly low and over 400 likely ok. In between is a grey area. ...Read more

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My homocysteine level was 13.5. Is this too high? My vitamin B12 level was 292 and I was told I'm deficient in folic acid.

My homocysteine level was 13.5. Is this too high? My vitamin B12 level was 292 and I was told I'm deficient in folic acid.

Too high: I consider an optimal level to be between 5-7. Consider getting mthfr checked if repleting your B12 does not resolve the problem. You may possibly have an mthfr 677 mutation, or it could be due to B12 deficiency. Also consider getting checked for gluten sensitivity genes. Sometimes gluten sensitivity can cause malabsorption of nutrients. ...Read more

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Will a folate (folic acid) deficiency lead to a vitamin B12 deficiency?

No: Many people on self-imposed restrictive vegetarian diets get both. They have similar effects on the blood and are both very serious health problems. ...Read more

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Is high RBC folate (folic acid) associated with vitamin B12 deficiency?

Not likely: Please consult this site for info in this topic. Folate (folic acid) and B12 are needed for efficient red cell production and other functions, but lack of one does not increase the other.
http://www. Webmd. Com/diet/folic-acid. ...Read more

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How do folate, (folic acid) vitamin B12 and iron help in pregnancy for mom and baby?

Several benefits: Folate (folic acid) cuts back on fetal spina bifida risk, possibly heart defect, and, in some genetically susceptible people, can improve homosistein levels and coagulation errors. ...Read more

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Why we treat megaloblastic anemia caused by vitamin B12 deficiency with folates (folic acid)?

Why we treat megaloblastic anemia caused by vitamin B12 deficiency with folates (folic acid)?

We don't: Megaloblastic anemia caused by B12 deficiency is treated with b12. Folate (folic acid) deficiency also causes meg. Anemia. Some with B12 deficiency are also deficient in b12, but if one has low B12 ; isn't deficient in folate (folic acid) there's no need to supplement with it. But it won't hurt to take folate (folic acid);if you're among the 1/3 of people with problems converting Folic Acid to it's active form you should take l-5-mthf. ...Read more

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What are all the causes of moderate macrocytic anemia in elederly other than vitamin B12 and folic acid defficiency. Can severe depression cause that?

What are all the causes of moderate macrocytic anemia in elederly other than vitamin B12 and folic acid defficiency. Can severe depression cause that?

Depression>poor eatg: Anemia should not be accepted as an inevitable consequence of aging. A cause is found in approximately 80 percent of elderly patients. The most common causes of anemia in the elderly are chronic disease and iron deficiency. Vitamin B12 deficiency, folate (folic acid) deficiency, gastrointestinal bleeding and myelodysplastic syndrome are among other causes of anemia in the elderly. Serum ferritin is the most us. ...Read more

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Please I want brand names of the best known cheap supplements combining omega 3 (dha & epa) essentially +vitamin b12+ginko biloba+folic acid?

Please I want brand names of the best known cheap supplements combining omega 3 (dha & epa) essentially +vitamin b12+ginko biloba+folic acid?

No endorsement: Unfortunately we clearly state and do not provide any product endorsement here on health tap. I am sorry. ...Read more

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Took 2 CBC test within two weeks and a vitamin B12 & folate (folic acid) test. B12: 672 folate (folic acid): 15.5 platelets decreased from 276 to 254. Eos (1) basos increased by 1, hgb increased by 1.0, hct increased by 2.5?

Took 2 CBC test within two weeks and a vitamin B12 & folate (folic acid) test. B12: 672 folate (folic acid): 15.5 platelets decreased from 276 to 254. Eos (1) basos increased by 1, hgb increased by 1.0, hct increased by 2.5?

Blood test results: All those test results sound normal. It's also normal for there to be some variation in the platelets and other values from week to week and even day to day. Some of that is impacted by how hydrated you are when having the tests done. ...Read more

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My daily prenatal vitamins have 800mcg of folic acid and 8mcg of b12. Is that sufficient? It's the equaline brand.

My daily prenatal vitamins have 800mcg of folic acid and 8mcg of b12. Is that sufficient? It's the equaline brand.

Should be but...: 800 mcg of Folic Acid should be fine, though if you are among the 1/3 of people that have trouble converting Folic Acid to the active form, l-5-mthf, you might consider supplementing with 1 mg of l-5-mthf (only a blood tests tells for sure). The rda of B12 is only 2.6 mcg so 8 mcg should be ok, though if you are vegan you could take higher amounts to be safe. For most, what you are on is fine. ...Read more

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Is having a B12 vitamin deficiency or folic acid deficiency common?

Is having a B12 vitamin deficiency or folic acid deficiency common?

Fairly: B12 def more common. Ideal lab value for serum B12 is 800 or more. Possibly due to gluten sensitivity which can damage gut lining and promote malabsorption. Also hypothyroidism can cause decreased stomach acid which can impair digestion and absorption. Take methylcobalamin supplements. ...Read more

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Can you please list the most common benefits of vitamin b6, b12, and folic acid?

Can you please list the most common benefits of vitamin b6, b12, and folic acid?

They lower...: Homocysteine, a toxic metabolite in the blood. Homocysteine accelerates atherosclerosis. There or other numerous benefits of these vitamins, which are each responsible for anemia if deficient. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B9 /folic acid/ needs gastric intrinsic factor to be absorbed like the B12 vitamin?

Does vitamin B9 /folic acid/ needs gastric intrinsic factor to be absorbed like the B12 vitamin?

No: It's absorbed readily as long as the small intestine is basically intact. Here's a recent scientific review. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3573592/. ...Read more

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Where can I got these vitamins folic acid 800mcg, B6 50mg, B12 500mcg, D3 1000|u I live in uk where and which shop I can got thanks?

Where can I got these vitamins folic acid 800mcg, B6 50mg, B12 500mcg, D3 1000|u I live in uk where and which shop I can got thanks?

Several options: You can get these nutrients almost anywhere these days. They are sold in drug stores, grocery stores, health food stores, and in discount houses, etc. Many people also use online sources such as vitacost. Com and iherb. Com. I don't have a list of specific shops in the uk, sorry. ...Read more

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What suggested dosage of vitamin B6, B12, Folic acid to take with Lialda?

What suggested dosage of vitamin B6, B12, Folic acid to take with Lialda?

You have IBD...?: Here's a great patient education website to check out: https://www. Crohnsandcolitis. Com/crohns? Cid=ppc_ppd_ggl_cd_da_crohn_Phrase_64Z1867745 ...Read more

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Is anemia curable by taking extra oral vitamins like folate (folic acid)? Is B12 available orally or only by shots? Already taking iron.

Depends on the cause: Treatment of anemia has to be directed to the cause of anemia. Iron replacement for iron deficiency, folate for folate deficiency, vit B12 replacement for vit B12 deficiency etc. Vit B12 can come as oral trablet, intramuscular injection, nasal spray.
I suggest you to see your doctor to find out the cause of the anemia. You need to see hematologist for more complex case. ...Read more

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What vitamins could I take to enhance my ability to conceive quicker after a d and c? I'm already taking prenatal, folic acid, and b12.

What vitamins could I take to enhance my ability to conceive quicker after a d and c? I'm already taking prenatal, folic acid, and b12.

None, Wrong Focus: Prenatal vitamins, though rarely of significant value, are about protecting developing fetus from mothers eating unhealthy food choices. All vitamins are simple molecules (look them up using Google images) present most foods, thus humans eating varied foods have not needed to maintain every gene/protein to make them from scratch (typically missing just one step). Selling vitamins big business. ...Read more

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I'm taking sum prental vitamins call adult mutivitamin with B12 and vitamin c.It has 400 folic acid in it is that a good choice. I'm 13 weeks pregnant?

Folic Acid: The recommended daily intake of Folic Acid for all women of childbearing age is at least 400mcg. During pregnancy, the recommended dose jumps to 600mcg to 800mcg per day. Of course, some women's needs are different. If you have a family history of neural-tube defects, you should probably get 4, 000mcg of Folic Acid per day. Talk with your doctor about which pre-natal vitamin is right for you. ...Read more

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