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What happens if you take too many folic acid tablets?

Yes, you can get too much folic acid, but only from man-made products such as multivitamins and fortified foods, such as breakfast cereals. You can't get too much from foods that naturally contain folate. Too much folic acid can hide signs that you lack vitamin B12, which can cause nerve damage.

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People also ask, can I take 2 folic acid tablets a day?

Prescription folic acid for pregnant women is usually for 1 mg (i.e., 1,000 mcg) tablets. Adults over 18, including pregnant women, should not take more than 1,000 mcg of folic acid a day. Boys and girls 14 to 18 years old should not take more than 800 mcg; those ages 9 to 13 should not take more than 600 mcg.

Beside above, what are the side effects of too much folic acid? Although doses up to 5 mg daily have been safely used in some research, doses of folic acid greater than 1 mg daily might cause abdominal cramps, diarrhea, rash, sleep disorders, irritability, confusion, nausea, stomach upset, behavior changes, skin reactions, seizures, gas, excitability, and other side effects.

Also to know, can taking too much folic acid harm the baby?

Mothers that take excessive amounts of folic acid during pregnancy may predispose their daughters to diabetes and obesity later in life, according to a new study. With high dose supplements being widely available, the study calls for a need to establish a safe upper limit of folic acid intake for pregnant women.

Can you overdose on folic acid tablets?

If you're taking folic acid supplements, it's important not to take too much as this could be harmful. Taking 1mg or less a day of folic acid supplements is unlikely to cause any harm.

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