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Administration of folic acid during pregnancy

Administration of folic acid during pregnancy


Question:

- I am pregnant for 6 weeks and take folic acid 5 mg and Elevit vitamins containing 0.8 mg folic acid and take folic acid 5 mg separately. I am on second pregnancy, at first I did not take folic acid separately but only maternal vitamins. Not much folic acid, does it harm if it is in such large quantities?

Answer:



Therapeutic behaviors in this regard vary from doctor to doctor, being doctors who consider a dose of 1 mg folic acid per day or even 0.6 respectively 0.8 mg contained in specially designed preparations to ensure the support of vitamins during pregnancy .
This preparation (folic acid) has the role of preventing neural tube defects and the optimal period of administration is represented by the preconceptional period as well as the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
When the body provides the required daily dose of folic acid, the surplus is eliminated so you don't have to worry about the recommended dose in your case.
Dr. Ciprian Pop-Began
- Obstetrics and Gynecology - Clinical Hospital of Obstetrics-Gynecology Prof. Dr. Panait Sarbu
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