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Buy Generic Folic Acid RX Online

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GENERIC ALTERNATIVE LISTING - Folic Acid
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5mg
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FOLIC ACID RX (FOLIC ACID)

Folic Acid RX Description

Folic Acid generic or brand, is a water-soluble B9 vitamin that your doctor may prescribe if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant. This helps to ensure rapid cell growth and division , healthy red blood cells, and to reduce the risk of neural tube defects in your developing embryo. Proper levels of Folic Acid or Folate, is also essential for producing DNA, the repair of DNA, and DNA methylation, a process that can ensure normal development by deactivating X-chromosome. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

Folate is the natural vitamin found in green, leafy food such as spinach, broccoli, asparagus, okra as well as legumes and citrus fruits. Folic Acid is found in the supplements you can purchase but is basically the same as Folate. Usually, your doctor will recommend taking Folic Acid RX when you start planning to become pregnant. If not, you should start as soon as you are aware the you are pregnant and take Folic Acid until your 4th month of pregnancy. Adding foods to your diet that contain Folate are also recommended.

Conditions Treated by Folic Acid RX

Neural tube defects (NTDs) may be a higher risk for your unborn baby if you have diabetes, you or your partner have an NTD or there is a family history of any, or a prior pregnancy resulted in an NTD. A higher dosage of oral Folic Acid RX may be prescribed to lower that risk. Neural tube defects include spina bifida and anencephaly.

The neural tube is a layer of cells that fold over and join during the 6th week of pregnancy and will go on to develop into the baby’s brain and spinal cord. If this tube does not properly fuse together, the baby’s brain or spine will be affected. Spina bifida can have varying degrees of severity depending on the location of the opening. If the opening is at the head area, then anencephaly results and the baby will not survive.

Before You Take Folic Acid RX

Discuss your medical conditions or allergies you may have with your doctor and provide a list of current OTC and Rx drugs you take or use, including herbal and vitamin supplements you take. Your doctor may then determine if Folic Acid RX is the right medicine for you or whether you require a higher dose depending on your medical history.

Warnings for Folic Acid RX

Inform your doctor before you start or stop any new or existing meds as this could affect the amount of Folic Acid your body actually absorbs. High doses of Folic Acid can block the effects of seizure medications. Although regarded as safe, keep Folic Acid and other drugs out of children’s reach.

Possible Side Effects of Folic Acid RX

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Gas or bloating
  • Nausea

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