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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Recent questions on  Folic acid

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Hi, I am 43 years old and my wife is 35. Last year we decided to start a family but were unsuccessful. I was tchecked and found to be having low sperm count and motility. I have been advised to take Paternia (once a day) and Maxoza (once a day). It's been more than 3 months since I have been taking this medicine, without any succes. My wife was checked too and has been given a clean chit. However, she has been taking Folic acid tablets as advised by the doctor. Would greatly appreciate your advice. Thanks very much!

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good morning sir, sir my father was suffering for kidney parenchymal disease so he was problem with pains of both legs,chest pain ,blood test result are urea-69 mg%,creatinine-2.8mg%,uric acid-8.4& rbs-78mg%,Hb%-9.4 urine routine test is normal o he was suffers big problem he was medcines taken ultracet,folic acid tab,nodon tab,etc.... sir but he was taken medcine but not cure what is problem plz details me sir,

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i have hairfall problem im using evion 200 mg capsule from 3 days .i wanted to know about the possible sideeffects and also my friend recommended me folic acid capsules ..kindly help me with this m loosing my hair fast..also i have dandruff and zits in my scalp

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My brother had seizures on16/9/2011. we got him admitted to TATA MAIN HOSPITAL.

In C.T. Scan report of brain it showed the problem of NEUROCYSTICERCOSIS.

On 16th sep he had 4 episodes of seizures, on 17th sep he had 1 episode & on 18th he had 1 episode, after that it has yet not occurred. On 21st sep. we went for MRI BRAIN (CEMR).

MRI Report showed - NEUROCYSTICERCOSIS - APPEARS TO BE ALIVE OR DEGENERATING (BUT NOT DEAD) STATE.

Now he has been discharged from hospital & as advised by the doctor we are giving him the following medicines-

1. TAB. DILANTIN 100 Mg 1 tds - 3 WEEKS
2. TAB LIVIPIL 500Mg 1 tds - 3 WEEKS
3. TAB FOLIC ACID 1 od- 3 WEEKS
4. TAB ZENTEL 400 Mg 1 bd - 3 WEEKS
5. CAP. OMEZ 20 Mg 1 bd - 3WEEKS
6. TAB OMNACORTIN 20 Mg- 10Mg for 5 days followed by 10 Mg 1 bd for 5 days followed by 10Mg-5Mg for 5 days followed by 10Mg 1od.

kindly guide me in this problem. if u want then we can come to delhi with my brother and meet u. He is just 21 years old. please sir please guide me on this problem.

i'll be highly grateful to u for considering my problem. pls reply as soon as possible sir....

Please sir i beg before u. i'm really worried for him. he's my only brother..... pls help me sir pls.

please reply as soon as possible sir.....

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