APO Folic Acid Tabs 0.8mg 120
Folic acid helps the body to make new cells. Folic acid is important because it can help to prevent birth defects of a baby’s brain and spine, such as spina bifida. Spina bifida can cause walking, bladder and bowel problems.
Take a folic acid tablet (0.8 milligram [mg]) every day for 4 weeks (1 month) before you might become pregnant through to 12 weeks after becoming pregnant.
If you find out that you are pregnant and you haven’t been taking a folic acid tablet, start taking tablets straight away. Keep taking them until the 12th week of your pregnancy.
Folic acid and spina bifida/iodine and iodine deficiency – HealthEd (Health Promotion Agency and Ministry of Health)
Advice on reducing the risk of spina bifida (a serious birth defect and the most common type of neural tube defect) by taking folic acid and eating foods containing folate when planning to be pregnant and during pregnancy. Advice on taking iodine supplements when pregnant and breastfeeding.
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