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Can I continue taking of folic acid tablets during pregnancy ?

for achieving pregnancy i was taking folic acid tablets 5mg once a day after lunch daily, now i got pregnant, so i want to know can i continue these tablets , did i need to change the quantity.. or i need any other tablet for a healthy baby.
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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You should continue taking this till 5 months of pregnancy.No other medication is required if do not have any complaints like nausea or vomiting.
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