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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Take Folic Acid Continuously In Pregnancy

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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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Is amoxapen safe at pregnancy? If I am taking iron and folic acid is ok to take amoxapen I am 6 months pregnant

Is amoxapen safe at pregnancy? If I am taking iron and folic acid is ok to take amoxapen I am 6 months pregnant

No human data.: If you are referring to the anti-depressant "amoxapine", then there is no human data. However, experimental animal studies did not show an increase in congenital anomalies. We always weigh risks and benefits when prescribing medications. For instance, if you become so depressed that you cannot take care of yourself during pregnancy, then the benefit of the medication definitely outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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2mg folic acid safe during pregnancy?

2mg folic acid safe during pregnancy?

You decide.: Rda (recommended daily allowance) for Folic Acid during pregnancy is at present 600 micrograms (mcg). However, an old U.S. Public service guideline gives a range of 400 mcg to 4, 000 mcg (4 mg). According to the old guideline 2 mg Folic Acid are safe during gestation. This information will assist your decision-making in this respect. ...Read more

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How many mcg of folic acid one should take in early pregnancy?

How many mcg of folic acid one should take in early pregnancy?

In general: taking prenatal vitamin wi 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid is recommended. But you may need higher doses if you or other relatives have had babies with spinal cord defects. ...Read more

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Is folic acid the only pill you have to take during pregnancy?

No: In pregnancy Folic Acid is recommended, prenatal vitamins, and omega 3 dha for fetal brain development. Your physician will tell you if you are anemic which many women are and need additional iron. ...Read more

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Do i need to take folic acid during the first month of pregnancy?

Very important: This is very important. Your needs will usually be met by taking a prenatal vitamin. It is best if you can start taking folate (folic acid) before you even become pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it possible to take too much folate (folic acid) (in pill form) before and during pregnancy?

Folic acid: Hi, the maximum recommended dose for Folic acid is 4 mg, but folic acid is water soluble vitamin and can be easily excreted from kidneys unless you have pernicious anemia. ...Read more

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I am taking folic acid during pregnancy. Currently 4 months pregnant. Please confirm if i need to take any other medication. Thanks?

I am taking folic acid during pregnancy. Currently 4 months pregnant. Please confirm if i need to take any other medication. Thanks?

Not usually: Unless your OB has done blood work and advised other medications (such as thyroid, iron, etc.), then no, Folic Acid is really the only thing you should make sure you are taking. It would be fine to add a prenatal vitamin/multivitamin along with it. Just as long as you are getting 1 mg of Folic Acid a day, you should be fine. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Folvite (Definition)

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