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Hey, everyone, nice to meet you here!
I have a question to ask. Maybe you can help me.
I am trying to conceive. I am taking folic acid now. However, could you please kindly tell me what the dose I should take? I found most are containing 500ug (mcg). It is strange that I could not find any brand of folic acid which only has 400 ug. (400 ug is recommended in many books!)
Could you please kindly offer your opinions? How much dose do you take before pregnancy? Thanks a lot!
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if not wrong.. mcg = ug..
mcg = microgram.. and the you symbol stands for micro.. at least this is true in my field of work..
thank you very much!
I appreciate your reply so much.
My problem is I do not know 500 or 400 ug to take?
In China, it is recommended 400 ug folic acid. But I could not find any brand containing 400 ug folic acid here in Singapore.
They are all 500 ug....May I know how much you take when trying? Thanks a lot!
i did not take any folic acid before pregnant.. but now the multi-vit my gynae prescribed contain 500mcg of folic acid..
Got it! Thanks a lot!
That is why I feel confused. Is there any difference between before pregnancy and pregnancy in taking folic acid?
Congratulations! You must be happily expecting your baby~
I was taking 5mg folic acid per day before pregnancy. During 1st trimester, my gynae asked me to take 5mg folic acid. twice a day.
You can probably stop folic acid once you hit 2nd trimester becos the multi-vits will have some in there.
I got my folic acid from Unity pharmacy. It;s only like couple of dollars for a box.
Thank you so much for the reply and useful info.
So you mean 0.5mg (500mcg)? Yeah, I also got it in Unity. Thx
I took the 5mg. My gynae told me that any dosage lower than this is not useful. I got mine from Guardian Pharmacy.
If you are planning, ideally, you should start folic acid 3 mths before you trying to concieve.
Last edited by camom; 21-05-2010 at 09:24 AM.
mine is 5mg. purchased it from my gynae's clinic. 30pills cost about $9.
anyone knows, folic acid is to be taking in the morning right, what happen if i forget to take it, then at night take?
coz there was 2x, i forgotten to bring my folic acid to work, so reach home then consumed it.
I bought the brand, called Blackmores, in Unity. It contains 500ug which means 0.5mg.....
I wonder what is the brand you have bought? You know, in China, doctors recommend only 0.4mg~~~Maybe I should not worry about the 0.1mg difference.....
Have a nice weekend!
Mine is not, it's the Guardian pharmacy housebrand.
Hmm.. learnt something about Folic Acid.. guess will try to grab that if that able to help to conceive.. hehehe
i took the ones from Unity. 5mg, 1 tablet per day. very cheap only 100tablets for $2+.. actually get from pharmacy better, cheaper, it is same as those selling at clinic so my gynae told me to just get from pharmacy lik Unity. =)
5mg is equal to 5000mcg and that's the max dosage an adult is required per day according to my doc.
is the folic acid just for the 1st trimester?
coz im now at 12 weeks plus, then folic acid no more..
but becos i had plenty of folic acid left over that tim, i took it with multi vit all the way till 1-2mth before i gave birth. =)