Regarding The Need For Folic Acid Pregnant Women?

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Hello, this is the second month of my pregnancy. My doctor gave 1000mcg of folavicap with a 1×1 prescription. If the daily need for pregnant women with 400mcg of folic acid, am I prone to excess folic acid doses? Is it safe if I continue to consume because it’s given by a doctor?

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Hello Mrs. Clara Flora Kirnanda thank you for consulting us on HealthReplies.com.


Folic acid or also called vitamin B9 is a nutrient that is needed by women, both before pregnancy, pregnancy, and even breastfeeding. Because folic acid can prevent the condition of red blood cell deficiency, it also supports the development of fetal nerve tubes to become the brain and spinal cord. Excess folic acid during pregnancy can increase the risk of developing autism in children, but this research still needs to be developed to really make sure.


The maximum dose of vitamin B9 or folic acid intake is 1000mcg per day, while doses of more than 1000mcg are proven to not provide much meaningful benefits, compared to doosis below 1000mcg. You should first consult with your doctor about the dose given. Because of course your doctor has certain considerations to give the dose of folic acid. Thus we can convey, hopefully the information we provide can be useful for you. thanks.

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