Is it safe for me to take folic acid or pre-natal vitamins bought from pharmacy? Is there side effect from these vitamins and pills? I want to conceive

OTC vitamins. The over the counter vitamins can be taken as recommended. However, if you are trying to get pregnant the OTC vitamins contain only 800 mgs. of folic acid and 1000 mgs/day is recommended in prescription pills to avoid fetal neuro tube defects.