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What are the uses of folic acid tablets use?

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Prevent spine defect

Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.
4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. Can help with anemia.

In brief: Prevent spine defect

Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.
4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. Can help with anemia.
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Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Internal Medicine

In brief: Folic Acid

It is a kind of vitamin b.
Definitely helps to protect pregnant women to deliver normal babies. Other indications for Folic Acid and if it protects us against heart diseases is a matter of debate. Some cardiologist prescribe it for people with high blood level of homocysteine who are at risk of heart attack.

In brief: Folic Acid

It is a kind of vitamin b.
Definitely helps to protect pregnant women to deliver normal babies. Other indications for Folic Acid and if it protects us against heart diseases is a matter of debate. Some cardiologist prescribe it for people with high blood level of homocysteine who are at risk of heart attack.
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