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Im compound heterozygous, what would be the best folic acid to take, OTC and mg and how many a day?

Im compound heterozygous, what would be the best folic acid to take, OTC and mg and how many a day?

OTC : Folic aviv, any brand is fine, and i would recommend 800mg once a day. It doesn't matter if you take it morning or night, with food or not but what matters is that you are consistent in your habits. ...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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Hi we are planning baby these days..So should I start taking folic acid and if yes then please tell me dose and brand of folic acid. Thanks.

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we are planning baby these days..So should I start taking folic  acid and if  yes then please tell me dose and brand of folic acid.
Thanks.

Yes, 5-MTHF : Yes, Folic Acid is proven to significantly reduce risk of certain serious birth defects but is important to take in the first days of pregnancy, before you know you are pregnant. One third of people can't convert Folic Acid to the active form so to be safe i advise that form, called l-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (folic acid) (5-mthf), 400-800 mcg. Good brands include nutricolgy's quatreactiv folate (folic acid). ...Read more

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Should every woman ttc take folate (folic acid)? What is the dose?

Should every woman ttc take folate (folic acid)? What is the dose?

Yes.: All women in their childbearing years should take folate, (folic acid) especially if they are actively trying to conceive. Folic acid helps reduce the risk of neural tube defects in the fetus. The recommended dosage is 0.4-0.8mcg for women with low risk. Supplementation should begin at least 1 month before conception and continued throughout the first trimester. ...Read more

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My folic acid is 4.88 ng/ml (range - 4.6 - 18.7). What form and what dose of folic acid should I take daily to get it to a proper level?

My folic acid is 4.88 ng/ml (range - 4.6 - 18.7). What form and what dose of folic acid should I take daily to get it to a proper level?

It is in range: Your folic acid is within normal range. Does not really matter that much if it is low normal, it is still normal. If you would feel better taking FA then it would be 1mg daily. ...Read more

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What is the dose for folic acid for pregnant women?

What is the dose for folic acid for pregnant women?

400 micrograms: The recommendation is to take at least 400 micrograms daily starting 3 months before getting pregnant. Essentially all prenatal vitamins or daily multivitamins have this in it already. ...Read more

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What is the frequency and dose of folic acid? It is causing constipation how can I solve it/

What is the frequency and dose of folic acid? It is causing constipation how can I solve it/

Folic acid: Depending on the age & the deficiency, the serum level & what it is used for, the usual adult dose is 400-1, 000 microgram per day. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take the 1x/week dose of methotrexate at the same time as the 1 mg folic acid daily dos (both at dinner) or do I have to space it apart?

Is it okay to take the 1x/week dose of methotrexate at the same time as the 1 mg folic acid daily dos (both at dinner) or do I have to space it apart?

Space it!: Folic acid, several sulfa-antibiotics, and sulfasalazine interfere with the absorption of methotrexate. Take separately! this would not be an issue, if you injected mtx. The way that I have most of my patients take the medication. ...Read more

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What is the dose of folic acid to prevent all fetal malformations?

5 mg.: Most of the severe (not all) fetal malformations can be prevented with preconceptional Folic Acid (for at least 3 months before conception). Expect 75% of cardiac defects and >90% of neural tube defects to be prevented thus. ...Read more

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