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Doctor insights on: Medicine For Folic Acid Supplement Allergy

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I am currently on venlafaxine, clonazepam and folic acid supplement tablets. Is it safe to take ceritizine zyrtek for hayfever and allergies?

I am currently on venlafaxine, clonazepam and folic acid supplement tablets. Is it safe to take ceritizine zyrtek for hayfever and allergies?

OK but: Citirazine does have mild sedating effect and may give additive drowsy effect to your current drug regimen. If you already feel drowsy or tired, consider Allegra (fexofenadine) instead. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Folate (folic acid) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Folate (folic acid) allergy?

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

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Foods that are rich in folic acid without supplement?

Foods that are rich in folic acid without supplement?

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

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What happens if a male consumes folic acid supplement pills?

What happens if a male consumes folic acid supplement pills?

Nothing adverse: Folic acid is a b vitamin found in many foods including green leafy vegea. In pregnant women it is use to prevent a condition. Called spinal bifida. Since it is a major cofactor for numerous biochemical pathways, it is vital for both males and females. ...Read more

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What's difference in taking folate verses folic acid in a supplement?

What's difference in taking folate verses folic acid in a supplement?

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

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What are the side effects of folic acid supplement?

Cramp diarrhea: 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

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Why is a woman taking methotroxate and a folic acid supplement?

Why is a woman taking methotroxate and a folic acid supplement?

Many possibilities: 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

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Can taking a folic acid supplement help dry skin?

Can taking a folic acid supplement help dry skin?

No.: Buy a good emollient lotion (keri, lubriderm, aveeno, (oatmeal) neutrogena, whatever), and apply after you bathe, while your skin is still moist. ...Read more

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When before conception should a woman start taking folic acid supplements?

When before conception should a woman start taking folic acid supplements?

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

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What food is high in folic acid supplement?

What food is high in folic acid supplement?

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

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Who needs to take folic acid supplements?

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

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Does taking folic acid supplements lower homocystene levels?

Does taking folic acid supplements lower homocystene levels?

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

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What about folic acid supplement--how much to take and when if ttc?

What about folic acid supplement--how much to take and when if ttc?

Take 1 mg daily.: 1-5 mg daily can be safely consumed (and costs next to nothing). If you are a reproductive age woman, take closer to the 5 mg dose for at least 3-12 months before conception to prevent preterm birth, open neural tube defects and cardiac anomalies in your offspring. ...Read more

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I'm 66, currently on 2mg folic acid, should I take B12 supplement considering my age?

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

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Is folic acid better absorbed as a separate supplement on its own or just as equally effective in b-complex form?

Either is fine: Depending on how much folic acid is needed you may need more than is usually found in a general supplement in that case a separate folic acid pill may be needed but absorption would be the same ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

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


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Allergies (Definition)

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