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Is it neccessary to take both ie folsafe and iron to have folic acid?

hello Doctor i m 5 months pregnent and from last two months i m taking medicine like folsafe corciumlysatone syrup and profarrium powder and now from this month i m going to take an iron supplement named folic acid and dried ferrous sulphate tablets is it neccessary to take both ie folsafe and iron having folic acid hello Doctor i m 5 months pregnent and from last two months i m taking medicine like folsafe corcium,lysatone syrup and profarrium powder and now from this month i m going to take an iron supplement named folic acid and dried ferrous sulphate tablets is it neccessary to take both ie folsafe and iron having folic acid? and is folic acid and other medicine cause weight gain?
Asked On : Wed, 31 Aug 2011
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Pediatrician 's  Response
hi sona,

welcome to hcm

thanks for the query

it is recommended 400 micrograms of folic acid daily for one month before conception and during the first three months of pregnancy.

if you are taking folsafe and your newly prescribed drug contains iron and folic acid then

its better to take only iron preparation.

consult your doctor about it.you can add foods containing folic acid like Leafy green vegetables, such as spinach Citrus fruits, such as orange juice

take care
Answered: Wed, 31 Aug 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Aashish Raghu's  Response
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Folsafe or Folic acid is needed only for First trimester that is only during first 3 months of pregnancy. All you need now is Iron and Calcium tablets. Lysatone syrup is multivitamin mineral which will take care of preventing deficiency diseases. Better to eat plenty of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables to make good iron in blood. Get your blood counts, haemoglobin checked. Iron should not get overloaded after using Profarrium powder as well. Drink plenty of water. Get enough sleep. Go for regular antenatal checkups as advised by your Doctor.
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