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I take 4 mg of folic acid per day with 10 mg Methotrexate weekly. Is this too much folic acid?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: Probably too much

Methotrexate seems to deplete the body of folic acid, and, while controversial, most rheumatologists recommend supplementation.
The most common dose is 1 mg per day, but doses range from 5 - 10 mg weekly. 4 mg/day seems higher than usually recommended. There is some concern that too much folic acid might reduce the effectiveness of Methotrexate. Needs review with your doctor. Good wishes!

In brief: Probably too much

Methotrexate seems to deplete the body of folic acid, and, while controversial, most rheumatologists recommend supplementation.
The most common dose is 1 mg per day, but doses range from 5 - 10 mg weekly. 4 mg/day seems higher than usually recommended. There is some concern that too much folic acid might reduce the effectiveness of Methotrexate. Needs review with your doctor. Good wishes!
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