Can You Take Folic Acid Together With Herbal Medicine After Curette?
Greetings .. r nI want to ask .. r nI am a young mother aged 26 years, only 50 days after the curette, 5 months of pregnancy. If there is more sustenance, I plan to get pregnant again for 3 months or 6 months and so on until it is positive again. R nMy husband and I have been taking folic acid doses of 0.4 mg from 3 weeks ago. We are planning to drink folic acid until we get pregnant again .. r nToday I am also increasing the consumption of vitamins from herbal powdered young dates and zuriates .. r nWhat I want to ask. : r n1. Is it okay to take fertility vitamins straight after curettage like folic acid? R n2. How long can you take folic acid for the longest time if you have not been pregnant in the targeted period? So that it is not harmful to the body and uterus? R n3. Is it permissible to take folic acid alongside other herbal vitamins such as powder / young dates and zuriates? R nWhat is the right way to consume them at the same time?
Good morning, Mother.
Folic acid or vitamin B9 is recommended for mothers who are planning a pregnancy to prevent spina bifida and to optimize the development of the fetal nervous system. Basically, folic acid is a vitamin supplement so it is safe to consume even after curettage, because this vitamin has many functions and benefits in addition to preventing damage to the nervous system in the fetus, it can also prevent anemia due to folic acid deficiency. Folic acid is indeed an over-the-counter drug, but in its consumption, you need to follow the dosage and recommendation from your doctor. For the daily nutritional requirement of folic acid in men and women is about 400 micrograms, for women who are planning a pregnancy or are pregnant is 400-800 micrograms per day. The daily dose of folic acid can vary depending on several underlying conditions:
- for mothers preparing for pregnancy is 400 micrograms or 0.4 mg per day.
- For those who suffer from anemia during pregnancy is 0.2 - 0.5 mg per day.
- For the prevention of nerve damage in the fetus, the recommended dose is 5 mg from planning pregnancy to the first trimester.
- To prevent anemia due to folic acid deficiency, it is recommended to take 5 mg of folic acid per day for 4 months.
Some things to pay attention to when consuming folic acid include if you have sugar metabolism disorders, such as intolerance or have a history of difficulty absorbing glucose-galactose. In addition, if there is an allergic reaction or an overdose, immediately consult a doctor. Several other drugs can also interact with folic acid, such as birth control pills, TB drugs, antiepileptic drugs that can reduce folic acid levels so that consumption together with other drugs needs to consult a doctor first so that the doctor can determine whether there is a dangerous interaction between these drugs and adjust the dosage. If you take them with herbal medicines, the interaction cannot be ascertained, because herbal medicines have not been clinically proven and have valid research data regarding the details of their content and the effect of their interactions with other drugs. You can consult further about this with your obstetrician in order to prepare for the next pregnancy.
Hope this information helps, thank you.