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lisa205
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Folic acid and pregnacare?

Jan 28th, 2009, 13:57 PM   #1
 
Hi.

My Doctor has put me on folic acid 400mgs.

I was wondering, Is it safe to also take pregnacare?
Can you take too much fo;ic acid?

Should i wait until my 12th week when i finish the folic to take the pregnacare?

Sorry for all the questions

Lisa
 
 
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Jan 28th, 2009, 13:59 PM   #2
 
Apparently it's fine to take shedloads of folic acid, same as how it's okay to keep taking it after 12 weeks even tho you don't have to. But check with your GP if you're concerned.
 
 
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Jan 28th, 2009, 14:06 PM   #3
 
My doctor prescribed me folic acid too but i wasnt sure if it was safe to take it aswell as my pregnacare tablets so im just sticking with the pregnacare as that contains everything an expectant mum needs.
 
 
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Jan 28th, 2009, 14:06 PM   #4
 
Thanx Splashmonkey.

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Jan 28th, 2009, 14:30 PM   #5
 
Women at high risk of babies with spina bifida can take up to 4g of folic acid (4 GRAMS not micrograms) so you should be fine.

My tablets are back from when the RDA was 300ug so I am taking 2 of those a day. They say that studies have been performed on women taking up to 1,000ug (1mg) or folic acid daily and it was reported safe up to those levels but they reckon above that is fine too, there's just no scientific evidence to support it.

So in short, the more folic acid the better
 
 
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