There are a number of situations in which folic acid should not be taken, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before taking the supplement. However, it is possible that not all the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific folic acid safety warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
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Jellin JM, editor. Pharmacist's Letter/Prescriber's Letter Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Web site. Available at: http://naturaldatabase.com/. Accessed January 25, 2008.
National Institutes of Health. Office of Dietary Supplements. Dietary supplement fact sheet: folate (8/22/2005). NIH Web site. Available at: http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/folate.asp. Accessed January 25, 2008.
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