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While taking a prenatal vitamin is folate (in whole food vitamins) and folic acid (synthetic vitamins) the same? Or is one better than the other?

The same! Folate is another name for folic acid, and for prevention of birth defects, or for any other purpose, there is absolutely no difference in effectiveness between Folic Acid that has been made in the lab and Folic Acid from a natural product. You should definitely take a prenatal vitamin that contains one or the other, but the manufacturing process is up to you! Read more...

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. Dont take more than 400mcg a day unless directed by your healthcare provider. Read more...

Can too much folic acid inhibit methotrexate? Was on 1mg folic acid/day & great long time. Due to side effects, increased to 3mg folic acid & now flaring

Too much folic acid. Imo, doses above 1 mg daily are a waste of money. Higher doses simply get excreted in the urine. Many rheumatologists do not routinely prescribe Folic Acid with Methotrexate unless there is evidence of Methotrexate toxicity. Read more...
Methotrexate..... Is an inhibitor of dihydrofolate (folic acid) reductase, and is essentially a folate (folic acid) antagonist. Do administration of a folate (folic acid) supplement would theoretically interfere with the effects of methotrexate. The degree if that impairment would be proportional to the ratio of folate (folic acid) to mtx. The higher that ratio, the greater the inhibitory effect of folate (folic acid) toward mtx. Read more...

My doc says im aneamic and has prescribed me dexorange syrup it has iron folic acid and vitamin B12 but im afraid will it giv me any side effects?

Anemia treatmemt. Other than possible constipation, caused by iron, the syrup (s) your physician (p) prescribed will give harmless. Ask your p what you folate, (folic acid) iron and B12 values are. If they are normal, you will gain nothing by the s. Anemia can come from blood loss, either by GI or menstrual losses. If you iron (i) level is low, and you eat meat, consider one of those as the cause of your anemia. Read more...

Is it true that folic acid and green tea supplements help fight cervical dysplasia and HPV? Any side effects?

Adjunct only . The claims about green tea are based on Petri dish work. I think it's rubbish. You will pee out any folic acid beyond that your body needs. HPV is ubiquitous but if you have dysphasia and do not comply with treatment that is essentially 100% effective if done on time, it can cost you your life. Be discerning and good luck. Read more...

Leg muscles very sore since I started methotrexate 7.5 weekly is this a common side effect. 5mg of folate (folic acid) on days without mtx?

Methotrexate effects. Muscle soreness is not a common side effect, but can happen. You should get further laboratory work up to check your liver, kidney and muscle enzymes. Yes, folate (folic acid) supplementation is recommended while taking methotrexate. Read more...

Swollen nodes down right side neck armpit chest stomach and groin painful when pressed 5 month + CBC normal except folate (folic acid) deficiency cud it be cancer?

See doctor. Five months is a long time to wait for enlarged nodes to be evaluated. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. Biopsy of the node may be needed to settle the issue. Please see your doctor at your earliest convenience. Wish you good health. Read more...