Folic acid

What is Folic acid?

Folic acid is a form of the water-soluble vitamin B9. Folic acid is a key factor in the making (synthesis) of nucleic acid.

Questions and answers on "Folic acid"

Hi, I am on HCQ 200mg daily and Methotrexate 7.5 once a week with folic acid once a week, to treat RA. I am wondering if the Folic Acid is adequate or if I need to take folic acid everyday. It is a year now since I started this treatment. Please tell me if the amount of folic acid I take is enough.

doctor1 MD

you can take folic acid 5 mg once a week next day to methorexate, or folic acid 1.5 mg alternate day except the day of methorexate

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My daughter takes 400 mcg Folic acid supplement daily while taking 15mg (6 - 2.5 tablets) Methotrexate every Friday night. Last night she mistakenly took 6 of the folic acid tablets instead of the methotrexate. We just discovered this when she returned from staying the night with her father. It has not made her sick. I gave her the methotrexate tonight.
Is this large quantity of folic acid a problem?

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thank You for the query at HealthcareMagic

Taking higher than recommended doses of Folic acid do not cause any problems or toxicity.
However try avoiding taking excess folic acid .as it can reduce the efficacy of methotrexate. Since in your case, it happened only once ,efficacy of...

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hi doc, i have irregular cycles, it may take 35 to 40 days sometimes, so i have started taking fefol folic acid tablets 0n 31-dec 2013, my LMP was 9th december, does folic acid tablets have any effect on menstruation? its been 3 yrs since i got married, um 22 yrs old.. n um trying to conceive, but i fail everytime.. so please give me a suggestion doc..
thank you

doctor1 MD

Hi Young lady. Per se Folic acid has no effect on menstruation. I would advice you both to visit a Gynecologist for both of you should go certain tests to see the cause of delayed periods as well as find and treat the cause of infertility. In the meanwhile do continue folic acid.

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why doctor prescribe glycomate and foli acid

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Welcome to HCM.
Glycomate is for control the blood sugar level and folic acid is to prevent the neuritis in diabetic condition.

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Hi, I was taking folic acid tablets before i was pregnant,now i am pregnant for 5 weeks and doctor gave me Emfolic DHA,1 tablet per day. Do i need to take extra folic acid tablets or this is enough. Cannot reach my doctor to check with her. Tablet is 5mg of folic acid and 100 of DHA

doctor1 MD

Hello!
Thanks for your query.
Emfolic DHA ,1 tablet per day is enough.
You should take it until 12 weeks of pregnancy and then consult with your doctor.
Take care of your self

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Hi...
My wife is now 16th month pregnant and is taking folic acid tablets. But she didn't take it at the beginning before pregnancy and upto the 12th week. Will this create any problem? Also, will consuming folic acid from 16th week cause any problems. Though I have visited gynecologist and is medicating as per his instruction. I am a little confused as here it is advised to have before pregnancy till 12th week.
Also suggest when to take iron and calcium tablets... or any other.

Also my wife is taking zincovit syrup following the advice of the gynecologist that we visited. One months dosage.
Please advice.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Folic acid is helpful upto 12 weeks.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome to XXXXXXX Thanks for your query.

Folic acid deficiency in the mother caused fetal anomalies. Organ development of the fetus happens within 12 weeks of pregnancy.

So the folic acid have to be taken in the...

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my wife had two miscarriages one in the month of December 2013 and recently in may 2014, due to absence of heart beat in the foetus both the times, the gynecologist whom we had consulted had done all the tests on us and everything were normal...now we are unable to understand what is the problem in precise....the doctor had prescribed FOLIC ACID, D VITAMIN and LOPRIN 75 mg till she gets pregnant next time which we are planning in the january...can you suggest how long should she be continuing with this medication

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Hello Dr, Iam a 53-year old woman. My skin is comparatively very dry. Since my teenage I am having some itching and irritation at different parts of my feet and elbows and on right knee. I approached many skin specialists, and tried many ointments. They all give temporary cure. A few weeks back, I consulted with a skin specialist and he recommended to take a biopsy to distinguish whether it is eczema or psoriasis; it is confirmed as psoriasis. I did my LFT and having no problem, sonography of my stomach was also conducted, and having no problem.. Now the doctor prescribed Oncortex 7.5 (once in a week for 3 weeks) and Tablet Folic acid 5 mg twice in a week. When I checked Oncortex in the web, i happened to see its side effects. So slightly confused whether to take or not. I need your advice. My dr also said to consult with him after 3 weeks. Hope nothing will happened to me harmful. I have blood pressure and cholesterol, taking medicines for them regularly. Moreover, I am taking tablets for once in a month for Vit B12 deficiency.

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Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here...Having returned from egypt 2 weeks ago,the whole time I was there I had severe,change in climate I though.after getting home my stools returned to normal,for the last week I ve had a bad cold chesty cough,runny nose the works.this now resolved u went to the toilet tonight to find a yellow jelly type mucous in my stool when I wiped which alarmed me.I ve recently started taking folic acid as trying to conceive,wondered if the mucous was linked the the cold or conception?a little bit worried

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