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Medicine For Folic Acid Supplement Allergy
I am currently on venlafaxine, clonazepam and folic acid supplement tablets. Is it safe to take ceritizine zyrtek for hayfever and allergies?
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
Folate allergy: Folate (folic acid) is a water-soluble B vitamin. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1017-folic%20acid. Aspx? Activeingredientid=1017& ...Read more
Vegetables: Folate (folic acid) from vegetables is better absorbed raw. Diets adequate in methionine have a sparing effect on folate (folic acid)s (folic acid). But folate (folic acid) in food is easily lost, so some supplementation is a good idea. My preferred brand of b complex is advanced b complex made by aor. ...Read more
Folate (folic acid) better form: Folate (folic acid) is the naturally-occuring form that occurs in foods, whereas Folic Acid is a synthetic form. While Folic Acid is better absorbed, our bodies need to convert it to the active form, l-5-mthf & about 1/3 of people have trouble making this conversion. Excess Folic Acid may be hazardous. See http://blog. Designsforhealth. Com/blog/bid/115121/folic-acid-vs-folate-part-i & my comment for link to pt 2. ...Read more
High doses of Folic Acid might cause abdominal cramps, diarrhea, rash, sleep disorders, irritabilit, confusion, nausea, stomach upset, behavior changes, skin reactions, seizures, gas, and excitability.
Folic acid in 800-1200mcg might increase the risk of heart attack in people who have heart problems. Don't take more than 400mcg a day unless directed by your healthcare provider. ...Read more
Methotrexate was originally developed as a chemotherapy agent for a variety of cancers but is now more commonly used to treat autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis & psoriasis. Folic acid should be taken with it to reduce side effects & toxicity. Why don't you ask the woman?
See http://arthritis. About. Com/od/mtx/a/methotrexate. Htm. ...Read more
Now!: If you are trying to conceive, you should start taking prenatal vitamins (containing folic acid) now. Folic acid prevents an abnormality in the fetus that can occur before a woman even knows she is pregnant, so it is a good idea to start the vitamins early. Neural tube defect risks escalate greatly with folate deficiency, and result in serious illness to the child. Start now! ...Read more
3 months: Recommendation is to start 3months before ttc. ...Read more
Folic acid/folate: Folate (folic acid) is present in green, leafy vegetables, fruits, grains, cereals, nuts, and meats. Folic acid is the synthetic form of the vitamin that is included in supplements and food fortification. It has many of the same biologic effects of folate, (folic acid) but is more bioavailable and therefore relatively more effective. ...Read more
All fertile women: All women of childbearing age who are at risk for pregnancy should be taking, or at least should consider starting, a Folic Acid supplement. A minimum daily dose of 400mg is advisable. This should be increased to 1000mg in women above 35, or for women taking certain medications, such as valproic acid. This reduces the risk of neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, in a newborn baby. ...Read more
Partly: High homocysteine is commonly due to methylation insufficiency. Folate (folic acid) is just one cog in the machinery. Other factors include magnesium, b12, zinc, b6. Lead toxicity can impair methylation. Use the best active form of folate (folic acid) which is l-methylfolate (folic acid). ...Read more
Folic acid 2 mg.: B12 supplement is essential for those over 50, since absorption of B12 is diminished in the sixth decade generally: 25-100 mcg. Per day. ...Read more
Is folic acid better absorbed as a separate supplement on its own or just as equally effective in b-complex form?
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more