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Prescribed Novelon, Folivte for birth control. How does Folivte help?

Hi, I have just got married. As both of us do not wish to have a child at least for a year, I had visited my doctor. She has prescribed me novelon and folivte tablet to be consumed together everyday continuously for 6months, after taking a break again starting it again together. While I know novelon is good oral contraceptive , I see folivte helps conceive. Please advise if the prescription is correct
Asked On : Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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Welcome to HCM
I appreciate your concern use of oral contraceptive is very good option,and you have been prescribed folic acid along with combined pill.
It is according to guidelines as bio availability of folate is variable in population taking mixed diet,many pregnancy occur due to incorrect or inconsistent use of OC, and folic acid is known to prevent neural tube defects significantly and there is no harm of folate even more bio available form of folate is used.
Please take your tablets as advise do not worry and enjoy happy married life.
Please take care.
Good Luck
Answered: Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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