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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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I have mthfr mutation and im currently on warfarin (2 of 5mg pills /day) and folic acid (1 pill), are those the right medications?

I have mthfr mutation and im currently on warfarin (2 of 5mg pills /day) and folic acid (1 pill), are those the right medications?

Depends: There are two possible mthfr mutations. 677 and 1298. Each is a little different. Folic acid may not be the best form of folate (folic acid) for you. Consider metafolin. ...Read more

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Can I take methyl folate (folic acid) 400mcg, B6 50mg, and methyl B12 1000mcg with warfarin?

MTHFR gene: Read more on methylation here http://doccarnahan. Blogspot. Com/2013/10/whats-big-deal-about-methylation-update. Html. ...Read more

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I'm compound heterozygous mthfr, I'm warfarin and cardizem la, I'm wanting to know how much of folic acid to take, B6 and B12 a day and how many mg?

I'm compound heterozygous mthfr, I'm warfarin and cardizem la, I'm wanting to know how much of folic acid to take, B6 and B12 a day and how many mg?

Confusion: Why are you on warfarin? You are heterozygous. Don't list personal history of clotting. Risk is low. Guidelines don't call for you to be on warfarin without personal history of clots. 400-800 mg Folic Acid would be good, 50 mg b6 and 1000 mcg b12. Good health! ...Read more

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My last period was at 3 september iam pregnant how many weeks is taking Coumadin (warfarin) danger I stoped it yesterday and I take folic acid?

My last period was at 3 september iam pregnant how many weeks is taking Coumadin (warfarin) danger I stoped it yesterday and I take folic acid?

See you doctor: You need to see your doctor right away to determine the status of your pregnancy and also to see how your anticoagulant therapy should be managed. It depends on why you are on Coumadin (warfarin) in the first place and what your risks are during pregnancy. Many women will switch to injectable form of anticoagulant during pregnancy as these do not cross the placenta to affect the baby. ...Read more

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Are there any interactions between folic acid and melatonin?

No: There are no interactions between folic acid and melatonin.
However, be aware that folic acid is a synthetic chemical that does not occur in nature. Our bodies must convert it to L-5-MTHF, the active form of folate.
About half of people have genetic issues that interfere with this conversion, so many people get much greater benefit from taking L-5-MTHF rather than folic acid. ...Read more

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Taking 2.5mg bisoprolol but also take various supplements worried about interactions garlic, folic acid, selenium, cod liver, Q10, evening primrose, vit e.

Taking 2.5mg bisoprolol but also take various supplements worried about interactions garlic, folic acid, selenium, cod liver, Q10, evening primrose, vit e.

Sups. No Evidence: Supplements widely promoted, big business, but exempted from clinical trials, even need for honesty/accuracy on labels; see DSHEA Act 1994 which exempted all food supplements, thus no reliable data about group, much less individual benefits & downsides. Carvedilol has better track record than bisoprolol (both with ACEI) for heart function, mortality rates; yet both can ↑ lung bronchospasm, COPD. ...Read more

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Does folic acid ever expire?

Does folic acid ever expire?

Yes and no: Most folic acid tablets and multivitamins have an expiration date on the bottle. Frankly this is erroneous as this compound and many others, will not spontaneously degenerate. Only if the bottle is kept too warm or too wet will there be a change in the potency or quality. ...Read more

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What can people take folic acid for?

Anemia: 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. Can help with anemia. ...Read more

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What does a high folic acid level mean?

Supplements?: Is it high due to your taking supplements or because of folate (folic acid) in your diet. High folate (folic acid) has been associated in some studies with increased risk for prostate and colon cancer while other studies show that it prevents neural tube defects in fetuses. Get it naturally and you typically don't have to worry about high levels. ...Read more

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Can you take levoflaxin with folic acid?

Yes: I know of no problem arising from this combination. Beware though that some of the minerals that are in some vitamins can decrease the absorption of levofloxin if they are taken at the same time. Best wishes ...Read more

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What is the use of folic acid in general?

Pregnancy/Anemia: 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. Can help with anemia. ...Read more

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Does folic acid tablets increase apetite?

In certain groups.: -loss of appetite is one of the signs of Folic Acid deficiency.
-in preschool children with poor appetite Folic Acid given for 20 days increased hunger (2007).
-rats on a diet without folate for 23 days had low weight, gained it after supplementation (1989).
-folic acid is especially important in infancy, adolescence, pregnancy (it protects against ntds) when cells ; tissues are growing rapidly. ...Read more

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Is 2.1 a normal folate (folic acid) range?

No: The normal range is 4-20 depending on the lab. That being said even four is at the low range. Try to be at least 50% or higher since Folic Acid is helpful for replicating cells, fertility, possible helpful in neuromuscular disease. I recommend at least 800mcg to 1mg daily until you catch up and then taking them about 3-4x/week to maintain your levels. ...Read more

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Should u take folic acid when trying for a baby?

Should u take folic acid when trying for a baby?

Yes.: A would take pre-natal vitamins while trying to conceive. These vitamins have 800mcg of folic acid. This is reasonable nutritional support. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have high folate (folic acid)?

What does it mean to have high folate (folic acid)?

Taking too much: Too much folate (folic acid) is generally not a problem, but you might cut back on the vitamin supplementation. ...Read more

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Does folic acid work as a antiflamatory? Thank you...

Does folic acid work as a antiflamatory? Thank you...

No: The supplement Folic Acid (the synthetic form of folate (folic acid), (folic acid) a b vitamin) has some antioxidant function http://tinyurl. Com/mpdzzlv -- but this does not make it anti-inflammatory. Folate (folic acid) is essential in making dna, the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine, and red ; white blood cells. Dietary sources of folate (folic acid) include leafy greens, which are part of an anti-inflammatory diet though. ...Read more

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Should I be concern if my folic acid level is low 4.3?

Folic acid: Folic acid is in all the vitamins and one tablet of a vitamin or 1 mg of folic acid daily should take care of low folic acid unless you have had resection of a significant portion of your small bowel removed ...Read more

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Would it be recommended to to take 800 mcg of folic acid a day?

Yes: This is at the top end of the recommended intake. But you probably don't need to take it. Just make sure u eat plenty of fruits and veggies. Also, storebought bread usually has Folic Acid in it. I have seen many people who get upset stomach with this high dose. Why not just take 400 mcg, or rather, focus on eating right? Good luck! ...Read more

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Can folic acid cause sweats?

No: It is a vitamin and unless you took the vitamin on an empty stomach it would not cause that. ...Read more

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Can folic acid increase your fertility?

Can folic acid increase your fertility?

No: It prevents nueral tube defects of the developing fetus if u cannot get preg see you gyn for a workup, could be 1 cause or more than 1 cause and could be your partner- check his semen. ...Read more

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Do taking folic acid taking makes women tired?

Do taking folic acid taking makes women tired?

Not usually: Per drugs. Com potential side effects include 'sleep disturbances, concentration problems, irritability, anxiety, depression, confusion, and impaired judgment.' if a person had sleep disturbances it could lead to feeling more tired. ...Read more

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Can folic acid and ferous sulphate make me fetile?

No: Folic acid can decrease the risk of having a baby with a neural tube defect such as spina bifida, but does not increase fertility. Iron does not increase fertility either. ...Read more

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How should I remember to take folic acid every day?

How should I remember to take folic acid every day?

Take with brushing: Take your meds or vitamins when you brush your teeth. ...Read more

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What would cause elevated B12 and folate (folic acid) levels?

What would cause elevated B12 and folate (folic acid) levels?

Stop worrying: We see these from time to time. They are no cause for concern. Reference ranges are set for the vast majority of people. Just be happy. Elevated B12 has some arcane significance in hematology but it does not apply to healthy people. Just be glad. ...Read more

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What happens if you takd the folic acid suplament and biotin at the same time?

B vitamins: B vitamins are safe and water solubel, excess amounts will come out in urine ...Read more

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Can folic acid 5mg regulate period?

No.: Sorry, Folic Acid (regardless of the dose) isnt' a known treatment for regulating periods. It wouldn't be expected to help regulate menses. ...Read more

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Does folic acid make baby twins boy?

No: Folic acid is needed for early brain and nerve development by the baby, but does not determine, affect, or make twins, sex, ease or difficulty of pregnancy, etc. ...Read more

Warfarin (Definition)

Warfarin is a medication used to thin the blood and to prevent or treat people with blood clots. It requires frequent blood ...Read more


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Coumadin (Definition)

Coumadin is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more