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What is the dose of folic acid to prevent all fetal malformations?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: 5 mg.

Most of the severe (not all) fetal malformations can be prevented with preconceptional Folic Acid (for at least 3 months before conception).
Expect 75% of cardiac defects and >90% of neural tube defects to be prevented thus.

In brief: 5 mg.

Most of the severe (not all) fetal malformations can be prevented with preconceptional Folic Acid (for at least 3 months before conception).
Expect 75% of cardiac defects and >90% of neural tube defects to be prevented thus.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine

In brief: 400 ug

This is the minimum dosing for routine pregnancy without any other circumstances that might require more such as elevated homocysteine, twins, or history of neural tube defect.

In brief: 400 ug

This is the minimum dosing for routine pregnancy without any other circumstances that might require more such as elevated homocysteine, twins, or history of neural tube defect.
Dr. Michael Fox
Dr. Michael Fox
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