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I am using birth control. Do I still need folic acid?

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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends

Folic acid is fine as a vitamin, we need it too.
Do you need it? Maybe. When you come off the birth control and want to get pregnant, it's nice to not be deficient in it. Plus your body uses folate (folic acid) to help make red blood cells. So if you want to continue it, it's fine.

In brief: Depends

Folic acid is fine as a vitamin, we need it too.
Do you need it? Maybe. When you come off the birth control and want to get pregnant, it's nice to not be deficient in it. Plus your body uses folate (folic acid) to help make red blood cells. So if you want to continue it, it's fine.
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