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folic acid tablets?

do i only take one a day like the bottle says or can i take 2? cuz i missed 2 weeks of taking those pills and im afraid something might go wrong haha

6 weeks tomorrow

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:27 PM on Dec. 11, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • i don't know if you can take to, better to just take one as directed. While it is bets to take them consistently, missing a few(even weeks) most likely will not have a negative effect. There are tons of women that don't bother(which should) with taking them at all and everything works out fine.

    Just take them from now on, good luck and congratulations

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 9:29 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • I am not expert, but I don't think you are supposed to double dose, even on folic acid. Your body can only handle so much at a time. And aren't you taking prenatal vitamins? They usually have folic acid in them. I am asking because you need more than just folic acid if you are pregnant.

    Answer by CarriePM at 9:29 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • I asked my doctor this too when I missed a few doses but she said just to resume the normal dose regularly. Actually taking more than recommended can cause more problems than not taking it at all.

    Answer by dez1379 at 9:30 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • well i had to leave all my other pills at my SO's house cuz my dad doesnt know anything thats going on so ill be getting them on monday i have so many pills to take its not even funny

    and i missed 2 weeks cuz i didnt know haha i found out i was pregnant on tuesday last week

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 9:31 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • You only need to take one pill a day, a prenatal vitamin, preferably one that contains DHA. What does your dad have to do with it? Are you another teenager thinking caring for a baby is easy? Please say no.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:35 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • im an 18 year old that knows its hard but im waiting to tell my dad even though i live with him right now and they gave me a huge bag of pills when i was at the dr's so i couldnt get them by my dad without him asking trying to figure out a way to tell him to where he wont kill me haha

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 9:37 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • Ask your doctor that would be your best bet.

    Answer by lacyjay1987 at 10:31 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

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